Cockpit System Situational Awarness Modeling Tool

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS1-03013
Agency Tracking Number: 022376
Amount: $68,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300, Boulder, CO, 80301
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Keller
 (303) 442-6947
Business Contact
 Kathy Koshi
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 442-6947
Research Institution
The Cockpit System Situational Awareness Modeling Tool will use the principles of discrete event simulation to predict pilot situational awareness (SA). The human performance modeling environment of IMPRINT combined with the cognitive modeling tool ACT-R will provide a powerful tool for the designers of cockpit systems. IMPRINT can already be used to predict pilot workload and assess the effects of performance shaping factors on pilot tasks. The use of ACT-R to add the SA prediction capability will dramatically increase the usefulness of the tool. The capability of predicting pilot SA will allow design concepts to be assessed early in the design process and supplement data collected through comparatively more expensive pilot in-the-loop experiments. NASA is continuing to play an important role in the development of new operational concepts for the National Airspace System (NAS) as they explore the feasibility of transferring separation responsibility from the ground-based air traffic control system to the flight deck. The impact on the pilot?s SA of new tools designed to support these efforts must be understood to ensure that safety and efficiency of the NAS is maintained. Likewise any commercial developer of cockpit systems will benefit from the use of this tool.

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