Sensemaking in the Battlespace: An Innovative Human-System Paradigm for Combat Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,950.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-04-C-3017
Award Id:
65132
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0695
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North, Fairborn, OH, 45324
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
095201000
Principal Investigator:
Gary Klein
Chairman & Chief Scientis
(937) 873-8166
gary@decisionmaking.com
Business Contact:
Barbara Law
Contracting Officer
(937) 873-8166
law@decisionmaking.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Navy is taking revolutionary actions to redesign itself to take advantage of developments in information technology, such as automated systems. This project will explore the feasibility of developing a tool for enhancing operators' situation assessmentin an environment characterized by increased use of automation and reduced manning. Our Phase I effort will provide the functional architecture and initial proof of concept for the design of a management tool that is based on the requirements for ahuman-machine team player paradigm and the methodology for enhancing operators' situation assessment. Utilizing the Data/Frame model of sensemaking, Klein Associates will design a methodology that formalizes the process by which operators make sense ofsituations and how they develop situation awareness over time in an SMC environment. Once we have achieved those objectives, we will be ready to iteratively design, develop, and test an interface prototype using our decision-centered design strategy. Theoutcomes of this project will serve as an exemplar of how to design combat systems on future Navy ships.

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