Battlefield Learning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-06-C-0162
Agency Tracking Number: 044-1298
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-122
Solicitation Number: 2004.4
Small Business Information
1235 South Clark Street Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22202
DUNS: 036593457
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rick Adleson
 Vice President
 (703) 414-5023
 richard.adleson@dac.us
Business Contact
 Kelly McClelland
Title: Director, Business Admini
Phone: (703) 414-5024
Email: kelly.mcclelland@dac.us
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Battlefield Learning (BL) is the process of understanding what is observed (enemy & own actions) in the command center and correctly adapting our actions to lead to a positive outcome. The character of BL is the coherent union of man & machine that will best provide adaptability to off-nominal and evolving missile threats. Battlefield Learning will largely take place in exercises that prepare operators for a short but potentially destructive war. Human/machine interaction is where today’s C2BMC BL lies. The challenge is to find a meaningful way to measure “good” Human-in-Loop (HIL) C2BMC interaction and learning and to create BL algorithms to advise the HIL in a way that best promotes human sense making in uncertain environments. The Phase I effort established a framework called the Work-Centered Intelligent-Agent System (WIS) for BL. The three components of the WIS are 1) the real-time results of current C2BMC algorithms, 2) the work centered interface that communicates the algorithm’s results in a way that promotes human sense making, and 3) an association algorithm that captures the “general” behavior of C2BMC algorithms and the behavior of HIL operators. The Phase II effort will complete and deploy the WIS at the C2BMC-X laboratory.

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