Human Factors Evaluation Automated Tool (HFE-AT)

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,988.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX10CE39P
Award Id:
95497
Agency Tracking Number:
094658
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
X13
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6 E. 5th Street, Suite 400, Covington, KY, 41011
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128933996
Principal Investigator:
Terence Andre
Principal Investigator
(859) 663-2114
t.andre@tier1performance.com
Business Contact:
Greg Harmeyer
CEO
(859) 663-2114
g.harmeyer@tier1performance.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this proposal, TiER1 Performance Solutions and Alion Science and Technology offer to identify requirements and specifications, and implement a proof-of-concept prototype tool to support human factors evaluations. This prototype, called the Human Factors Evaluation Automated Tool (HFE-AT), will provide guidance, for non-human factors personnel, to address human factors-related aspects of the engineering design process. It will identify requirements for coordination across engineering teams to help ensure that potential human factors integration issues are identified and resolved early in the design process. HFE-AT also will indicate when more detailed human factors analyses are needed, and provide step-by-step guidance to walk users through the process of performing certain human factors analyses. It will provide a repository for the results and allow users to produce reports that help them interpret and summarize the results. In Phase I, we propose to identify the requirements for such a tool, create a plan for developing the tool, and develop a proof-of-concept prototype to demonstrate the potential for such a tool. In Phase II, we will continue the development of this tool, adding functionality and expanding the scope. We also will perform validation studies, to ensure that the tool is providing meaningful results. We will conduct usability studies, and modify the tool so that it provides an easy-to-use interface, understandable feedback, and useful results. In Phase III, we will prepare this tool for commercialization.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government