Functional Near Infrared Imaging for Cognitive Event Detection during Target Discrimination in Military Imagery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R163
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0268
Amount: $1,177,920.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: SB022-041
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
INNOVATIVE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
1100 Alakea Plaza, Honolulu, HI, 96813
DUNS: 043448575
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Downs
 Director, Human Systems
 (808) 441-3606
 hunter.downs@nova-sol.com
Business Contact
 Joe Cooper
Title: VP, Finance
Phone: (808) 441-3678
Email: joe.cooper@nova-sol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The work done in Phase I demonstrated using cognitive brain signals to determine the output of a discrimination task. No attempt was made to feed these signals back into the system to help the user better perform the discrimination task. The work to be done in Phase II focuses on using cognitive brain signals to adapt and manipulate the tasking of a user so as to improve their overall performances on the tasks presented to them. To do so, the team will build two different types of cognitive sensing devices and integrate them into the InfoCockpit, developed at the University of Virginia specifically for testing this type of closed-loop system. Once demonstrated, several other cognitive sensing units will be built for Department of Defense sponsors and contractors. The ultimate goal of the ISIS program is to produce an integrated platform in which cognitive state sensing is used for workload scheduling and balancing. This integration should be developed such that it is easily migrated to other domains and/or applications. This effort in Phase II will involve not just the prime contractor, NOVASOL, but also the University of Virginia and Eye Response Technologies, Inc. both of whom will serve as sub-contractors.

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