Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-03-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0383
Amount: $69,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
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
 Benjamin Bell
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 542-1400
 bbell@chiinc.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr, Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chiinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Training teams of military operators is critical to effective performance in combat situations increasingly characterized by network-centric, information-rich environments and the corresponding demands on rapid, collaborative decision making. Performanceassessment of task skills is an inadequate measure of team skill mastery. Team performance assessment is needed, both to provide relevant team-skill diagnosis and intervention, and to reveal strengths and weaknesses of team training approaches.Enhancing Performance through Improved Coordination (EPIC) is an approach to improving team performance that focuses on the assessment of team skills. We propose to enhance team training and improve crew readiness by developing automated capabilities forteam assessment in the context of scenario-based training. We will design experiments aimed at mapping crew actions to coordination behaviors and team skills, in order to articulate a set of team performance metrics that measures the crew's abilities tocoordinate with each other and with their automation systems. We will then develop technologies that will enable two distinct capabilities: (1) an

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