EEG-BASED METRIC FOR FLIGHT DECK WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10530
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc
55 Wheeler St, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Greg L Zacharias
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL EVALUATE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH (EEG) BASED REAL-TIME METRIC FOR USE IN FLIGHT DECK WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT AND FUTURE SELF-ADAPTIVE AUTOMATED COCKPITS. THE APPROACH WILL CENTER ON THE USE OF THE STEADY-STATE VISUAL EVOKED RESPONSE (SSVER), AND INVOLVE ACTIVE PROBING UNDER A RANGE OF PERCEPTUAL AND COGNITIVE LOADING CONDITIONS. ON-LINE SSVER MEASUREMENTS WILL BE PROCESSED TO YIELD WORKLOAD-SENSITIVE SSVER MODEL PARAMETERS WHICH WILL BE INCORPORATED IN A VER-BASED METRIC, FOR REAL-TIME WORKLOAD AND MENTAL STATE ASSESSMENT. WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE THIS METRIC VIA FIVE TASKS. WE WILL: 1) HOST THE CURRENT SSVER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM ONTO A PC; 2) IMPLEMENT A SIMULATED FLIGHT DECK MANAGEMENT TASK; 3) CONDUCT A VALIDATION EXPERIMENT TO DEMONSTRATE THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGY; 4) SPECIFY AND EVALUATE CANDIDATE METRICS, BASED ON THE EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS; AND 5) ASSESS FEASIBILITY OF PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLINE A PHASE II PROGRAM. A FINAL REPORT WILL SUMMARIZE THE STUDY'S OBJECTIVES, FINDINGS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER WORK.

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