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Automated Human and System Performance Assessment in Operational Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0177
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-001-0258
Amount: $377,462.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-03-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-10-20
Small Business Information
13900 CR 455 Unit 107 #306
Clermont, FL -
United States
DUNS: 626372622
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jim Bliss
 (757) 683-4051
Business Contact
 Theresa Carter
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (407) 310-3440
Research Institution
 Old Dominion University
 Jim Bliss
IA Div. Human Factors&Erg MGB 346X
Nolfolk, VA 23529-
United States

 (757) 683-4051
 Nonprofit College or University

Our Fused-Realities-Assessments-Modules(FRAM) enables innovative new levels and types of automated quantification strategies for combining human and system performance in real-time for fused performance monitoring and after-action-review purposes. FRAM accomplishes this by fusing output of normative models of behaviors (cognitive/procedural/team), human states (physiological/affective), system states (simulation models and/or operational vehicle states), and contextual situation states (live/virtual/constructive/serious-game scripts/scenarios). Innovatively all of the monitored states"data streams can be visualized and analyzed separately, and/or grouped and customized for specific assessments. Our scientific combined model is technologically implemented on Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) laptops/tablets with inexpensive COTS sensors, along with innovative translation and interface software modules between the operator controller interface and the virtual simulation environment (or operational system). FRAM"s modular architecture enables technological customizations as an add-on self-contained deployable suite to existing simulations, serious-games, and operational systems. FRAM transition priorities include automated combined human and UxV system interfaces performance assessments capacities added onto existing popular open-source advanced simulations enables objective assessments for"best-of-breed"interface selections, along with future evolutions of the UxV operator controller interfaces. After ensuring the validity of our combined model assessment science in militarily relevant scenarios, we envision supporting parallel evolutions of standards and associated human training for all UxV interfaces.

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