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Context Aware Support System and Intuitive Interfaces (CASSINI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8750-19-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number: F182-045-0888
Amount: $148,656.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-045
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-01-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-28
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ms. Stephanie Kane
 (617) 491-3474
 skane@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: contracts@cra.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For intelligence analysts, rigorous and timely analysis of structured and unstructured data demands efficient collection, integration, exploration, and exploitation of multi-dimensional data, across a range of missions and contexts. Unfortunately, the ability to support these tasks is severely limited by current tools that rely extensively upon costly manual processing by analysts and inefficient workflows for interacting with automated tools. To address these needs and develop improved human-on-the-loop workflows, we propose to design and demonstrate Context Aware Support System and Intuitive Interfaces (CASSINI). CASSINI will combine advanced multi-dimensional information visualizations with deeply integrated collaboration tools and novel reinforcement learning automation to support exploration and reasoning in analyst workflows. First, we will extend upon prior cognitive analyses conducted with intelligence community practitioners to define the requirements for joint analyst-automation teaming. Next, we will design a set of ecological human machine interfaces and collaboration tools within a fusion-oriented streaming analytics workflow environment. Finally, we will extend existing visualization environments to rapidly prototype CASSINI interfaces and workflows. Combined, CASSINI-based support tools will facilitate intuitive visualization, interaction, and teaming with new automated models as part of effective and efficient analyst workflows.

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