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Expanding system designs to support the cognitive demands of teams

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-M-6306
Agency Tracking Number: O022-0249
Amount: $99,791.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North
Fairborn, OH 45324
United States
DUNS: 095201000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Miller
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 873-8166
Business Contact
 Barbara Law
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (937) 873-8166
Research Institution

"Team interaction and coordination are critical elements in the complex systems of today and tomorrow. The field of cognitive engineering (DC) represents human requirements in order to improve design, but it has not yet adequately accounted for teamcomponents. CE has not yet transitioned research strategies to practical strategies for Program Managers responsible for designing complex systems involving teams of humans and technologies. Klein Associates proposes to perform a team Cognitive TaskAnalysis (CTA) in order to capture the cognitive elements of teams that are important in system design. The goal is to derive tools that capture the essence of team performance to help Program managers specify the decisions, judgments, and situationassessment requirements of teams. Klein Associates will generate a concept for methods and tools to support system design for improved team performance. This approach is innovative because it merges two related lines of research: 1) decision-centereddesign (DCD) approach, which identifies the cognitive demands of individuals for system design, and 2) strategies for identifying the critical elements for effective team performance. Incorporating the cognitive demands of teams into the DCD design processwill be a critical step in the advancement of the field of cognitive engineering. The development of an effective technique to support the early stages of conceptual design to effectively support team c

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