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Cultural Mobile Intelligence Data Acquisition System (MIDAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-07-P-0077
Agency Tracking Number: S071-006-0072
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM07-006
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-08-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-02-10
Small Business Information
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
United States
DUNS: 053859526
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jack Stuster
 Vice President, Principal Scientist
 (805) 966-6157
Business Contact
 Douglas Harris
Title: Chairman & Principal Scientist
Phone: (805) 966-6157
Research Institution

Phase I entails a systematic investigation of handheld devices and wiki-based information sharing in relation to the needs and requirements of PSYOP soldiers in order to produce an optimal design of the Mobile Intelligence Data Acquisition System (MIDAS). The investigation will thoroughly cover hardware, software and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) considerations, capitalizing on user-centered design throughout the design cycle. The end result of Phase I will be a functioning prototype of the cultural intelligence wiki and the specific guidelines for selecting the three handheld devices and accessories (based on availability at time of selection) for wiki integration and evaluation during the Phase II product testing and development cycle.

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