SOLDIER-MACHINE INTERFACE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$392,615.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
31
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburb Pike, Suite 421, Falls Church, VA, 22043
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
James O. Chinnis Jr.
(703) 790-0510
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DSC PROPOSES TO CONDUCT RESEARCH RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE OPTIMUMU ALLOCATION OF COGNITIVE TASKS TO THE HUMAN AND MACHINE IN COMPUTER-BASED ARMY SYSTEMS. OUT THESIS IS THAT MERE CAPABILITY OF A MACHINES: INSTEAD, THE COGNITIVE TASKS ALLOCATED TO THE MACHINE COMPONENT OF A SYSTEM MUST MESH COMFORTABLY WITH THE COGNITIVE SUPPORT NEEDS AND COGNITIVE TASKS OF THE HUMAN COMPONENT. WE PROPOSE TO IDENTIFY THE KEYTASK ELEMENTS OF CONCERN, EXPLORE IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE HUMAN-MACHINE TASK ALLOCATION SCHEMES, SELECT AN APPROPRIATE ARMY CONTEXT, AND DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ALTERNATIVE ALLOCATION SCHEMES. THE PROTOTYPE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE THE BASIS FOR PRELIMINARY WORK IN PHASE I AND MORE DEFINITIVE WORK IN PHASE II AIMED AT THE EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF DEFENSIBLEDESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE ALLOCATION OF HIGHER-ORDER TASKS BETWEEN HUMAN AND MACHINE IN FUTURE ARMY SYSTEMS.

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