Reusable and Adaptable Cognitive Decision Aids Components For Remote Weapon Stations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-09-C-0145
Agency Tracking Number: A082-045-1313
Amount: $729,987.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-045
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
2075 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ, 85027
DUNS: 089294263
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Barnhard
 Business Manager
 (602) 896-1976
 dbarnhard@kuttatech.com
Business Contact
 Douglas Limbaugh
Title: CEO
Phone: (602) 896-1976
Email: dlimbaugh@kuttatech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
For Phase II, Kutta proposes the System of Modular Adaptable Reusable Tools (SMART) solution to produce a software and hardware product capable of providing the warfighter with dramatic reductions in cognitive workload across multiple platforms and applications. The SMART product provides the Army with a unified library of decision aids capable of reuse across current and future force products that increases warfighter mission effectiveness, networked lethality, and survivability. Kutta’s SMART product provides the warfighter with a multitude of interface options and expansion possibilities through the highly modular software and hardware architecture. Through SMART Kutta also develops a unique, highly flexible, componentized multi-vehicle control hardware product that directly leverages current Ground Control Station programs. Kutta has specifically addressed the Army’s need for reusability by demonstrating the SMART capability as a library of plug-ins for the Army’s Firestorm product that can effectively assist commanders with mission execution in highly dynamic environments. The SMART provides the Army with a highly adaptable reusable product that combines modular decision aids designed to increase mission safety and execution capabilities with a hardware device utilizing the same library of decision aids that can be utilized as a modular multi-vehicle controller or integrated directly onboard the unmanned platform.

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