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ADAPT: Allocation of Dynamic Attention across People & Teams

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
77983
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-003-0440
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: ADAPT: Allocation of Dynamic Attention across People & Teams
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0144
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Effective task management is a critical component of mission success. As warfighters are given more information to monitor, however, their ability to detect and attend to critical information and tasks is stressed. An automatic task manager is needed to help ensure that responses to events occur in a timely manner. The foundation of such a tool is an accurate model of human dynamic attention. Many such models have been formulated; however none describe behavior in a command and control (C2) environment. We propose to (1) develop a model of dynamic attention in a representative C2 environment, the Dynamic Targeting Cell (DTC); and (2) develop an automated task manager that leverages this model. ADAPT will automatically inform warfighters of tasks that need to be performed. This advice will be optimized to reduce attention shifts and attentional overload and ensure that critical events are covered. When complete, ADAPT will increase the effectiveness of teams within the C2 environment, ensuring that tasks are attended to efficiently and effectively.

Principal Investigator:

Rebecca Grier
Human-Systems Engineer
2028421548
rgrier@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
GEORGE MASON UNIV.
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Ann McGuigan
Contact Phone: (703) 993-2298
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university