Development of a SMART Aid for the AADC Team Manager

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-02-C-3095
Agency Tracking Number: N011-0269
Amount: $599,925.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Chi Systems, Inc.
Gwynedd Office Park 716 N. Bethlehem Pike, Ste 300, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Floyd Glenn, III
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 542-1400
 fglenn@chiinc.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr, Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chiinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The System for Management and Allocation of Recurring Tasks (SMART) will aid team management for complex Navy systems, with initial application to the Area Air Defense Coordination (AADC) system. SMART manages the sequence of tasks which a Navy teamperforms based on specification of relevant performance-influencing factors. A cognitive model serves as an intelligent agent to generate aiding recommendations. A user interface for a human task manager provides a dynamic display of informationconcerning the suitability of team members for different tasks based on both perseverant and transitory characteristics of team members, tasks, and operational context. A series of experiments is planned to iteratively evaluate and refine an initial`manual' scheme for task allocation through successively more sophisticated concepts for aiding and automation of task allocation. SMART will be developed first to aid the Chief Planner of the AADC Plans Team, and subsequently to support the AADC TacticalOperations Team.BENEFITS: SMART addresses critical Navy needs in the areas of capable manpower and decision support that arise from the complex influences of the evolution of automation and intelligent systems technology and the wide-spread mandate forreduced manning. SMART will enable resource-limited Navy teams, in diverse system environments, to dynamically manage task assignments in order to satisfy conflicting objectives of optimizing mission

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