A framework for intelligent Fusion Of Real-Time Measures Across Live-Virtual-Constructive Environments (FORMAL)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-6902
Agency Tracking Number: F081-014-0108
Amount: $99,765.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF081-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-04-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-02-28
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Pfautz
 Principal Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 jpfautz@cra.com
Business Contact
 Jennifer Barron
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: jbarron@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
While billions of dollars have been spent over the past several years on the development of training systems, testing infrastructures, and Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) interoperability, there is still no common approach to objective human performance measurement. The purpose, after all, of a Distributed Mission Operations environment is to deliver comprehensive training exercises to the warfighter, to improve warfighter competencies, skills, and knowledge. The reliable and valid objective measurement of individual and team performance within these environments is crucial to identifying the true impact of such exercises on warfighter readiness. To address the need for improved objective human performance assessment, we propose to design and demonstrate a framework for intelligent Fusion Of Real-Time Measures Across Live-Virtual-Constructive Environments (FORMAL). The primary goal of our FORMAL framework is to design seamless, scalable, and sustainable technology for defining, capturing, and disseminating complex continuous human performance objects across heterogeneous data environments. To accomplish this goal, we will leverage our unique experience in both data fusion systems and human performance assessment to design a framework that uses of best-of-breed computational intelligence methods and cutting-edge data storage and access techniques to capture, aggregate, correlate, distribute and share objective performance measures.

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