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Human Engineered Intelligent Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0128
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0121
Amount: $69,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
321 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
United States
DUNS: 069341303
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Richard Steinberg
 Program Manager
 (256) 721-9572
Business Contact
 Cheryl Beecher
Title: Contract Pricing Manager
Phone: (978) 256-2070
Research Institution

"As computer workstations continue to increase in the ability to display more information, the necessity for an intuitive Command and Control (C2) display becomes paramount. Interaction efficiency is critical to avoid operator fatigue and minimize operatorerror rates that could cost lives. In emerging C2 systems and concepts, the user typically acts as a manager by exception while the majority of system activity is computer automated. While direct interaction of the user with the system is minimal, aninaccurate action by the user can have catastrophic consequences. There is clearly a need for decision aiding systems in C2 Displays. This proposal suggests the use of human engineered intelligent tools to satisfy this need. An intelligent tool is aprocess than acts as an assistant to the user by displaying suggested actions. However, the method of displaying information directly affects the action taken by an operator. The actions taken by an operator may be erroneous if the decision aidingdisplay method is not compatible with the cognitive functions of the operator. Without the appropriate incorporation of Human Factors Engineering integrated into a decision aiding display, the most sophisticated intelligent algorithm is made useless. Manypotential applications exist for the integration of intelligent userinterface tools and OSI research. In addition to the obvious applications inDoD real-time systems (C2 of elements against Ter

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