KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERENCE AND INNOVATIVE DECISION MAKING IN DISTRIBUTED COMMAND AND CONTROL ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12728
Amount: $49,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mystech Assocs Inc
5205 Leesburg Pike - Ste 1200, Falls Church, VA, 22041
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Theodore D Raphael
 (703) 671-8680
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
PREVIOUS RESEARCH EFFORTS CONCERNING THE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE MEMBERS OF COMMAND AND CONTROL (C2) TEAMS IN DISTRIBUTED, COMPUTER-MEDIATED SYSTEMS HAVE FOCUSED ON MODIFICATIONS OF SYSTEM DESIGN TO ENHANCE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE. MYSTECH PROPOSES A COMPLEMENTARY EFFORT THAT FOCUSES ON INNOVATIVE C2 TEAM TRAINING METHODS TO IMPROVE COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE. THE RESEARCH WILL FOCUS ON A SPECIFIC C2 ENVIRONMENT--BATTLE MANAGEMENT IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING BATTLE SITUATION. GIVEN THIS CONTEXT, "STRESS" WILL BE INTRODUCED AS AN IMPORTANT INDEPENDENT VARIABLE, IN ADDITION TO DISPERSION AND COMPUTER-MEDIATION. THE EFFORT WILL THEN TURN TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF PROCESSES IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, PARTICULARLY THOSE DUE TO STRESS, THAT MITIGATE AGAINST THE SHARING OF MENTAL MODELS AND THE MAINTENANCE OF A FLEXIBLE AND INNOVATIVE COGNITIVE STANCE IN BATTLE PLANNING. OF THE IDENTIFIED PROCESSES, THOSE THAT MAY BE ADDRESSED BY TRAINING WILL FORM THE BASIS OF A TEAM TRAINING PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE SYNCHRONOUS SHARING THE MENTAL MODELS AND THE MAINTENANCE OF COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATION IN DYNAMIC BATTLE PLANNING.

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