Intelligent WCSS for Counterspace, (IWC)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-04-M-6481
Agency Tracking Number: F041-068-0595
Amount: $99,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-068
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
CHI SYSTEMS, INC.
1035 Virginia Drive, Suite 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Szczepkowski
 Principal Investigator
 (215) 542-1400
 mszczepkowski@chisystems.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chisystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An increasing dependency on and criticality of space capabilities represents a significant and growing vulnerability. Defensive Counterspace Operations (DCS) to protect these capabilities against enemy threat are now a top DoD priority. In particular, attainment of DCS will require operators to fuse, analyze and exploit critical information from a wide array of sources within a large and complex network under dynamic and time-pressured conditions. As part of the process of developing USAF counterspace capabilities, it is necessary to develop workstations that are capable of supporting the operators who will perform the unique counterspace work. Rather than adapt legacy ground systems, this information-intensive job would benefit immensely from the adoption of new technologies for manipulating, interpreting, and managing information. CHI Systems proposes to develop a work-centered support system (WCSS) for counterspace operations that takes advantage of technology in ways that will optimally benefit operator effectiveness, focusing the human-computer interface on the work needs of the operator instead of the functionality of existing tools, databases, and other system components. CHI Systems proposes to develop this WCSS, called the Intelligent WCSS for Counterspace, or IWC, using a work-centered design methodology and toolkit based on 15 years of research and development of user interfaces.

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