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Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-22-C-6451
Agency Tracking Number: F191-021-0888
Amount: $749,073.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF191-021
Solicitation Number: 19.1
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-06-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-16
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400
Woburn, MA 01801-1111
United States
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Adam Fouse
 (781) 496-2428
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution

Collection capabilities for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) continuously improve, generating more data than can be handled by human analysts alone. Although personal digital assistants have emerged in the consumer domain to support the needs of everyday users, it is challenging to design such systems to help analysts manage overwhelming data in environments that are dynamic, noisy, and uncertain. It is critical that these support tools fit the natural workflow of these highly skilled cognitive workers, to maximize performance while avoiding disruptions. In response to this need, Aptima and its partners at Parallax Advanced Research propose to develop a tool for Higher Efficiencies through Recommendations from a Multimodal Intelligent agent for Operations in Networked Environments (HERMIONE), a digital assistant that supports analysts by proactively bringing critical information to their attention, identifying and supporting opportunities for more efficient collaborative workflow, and streamlining routine tasks. HERMIONE will improve efficiency and quality of analysis by creating recommendations based on context-aware reasoning and presenting them through human-centered multimodal interface techniques to maximize fit within analysts’ workflows. Ultimately, HERMIONE will help analysts better understand the complex information environment, increase collaboration among analysts, and improve the quality of the analyses they produce.

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