Modeling and Simulation of Cultural Differences in Human Decision-Making

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$449,165.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-04-C-0392
Agency Tracking Number:
N031-0888
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
9180 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131182388
Principal Investigator:
Holly H. Handley
Principal Investigator
(858) 535-1661
hhandley@pacific-science.com
Business Contact:
James Callan
President
(858) 535-1661
jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Phase II will implement the integrative algorithm and modified knowledge bases developed in Phase I to produce the Integrative Decision Space Analytical System (I-DecS AnSys). This includes not only the software and hardware implementation of the system, but also understanding how the user will interact with the system, what system outputs will be presented back to the user, and validating both the system design and its data. This system will allow the model to be used to highlight potential cultural mismatches and to modify the decision space to better accommodate cultural, organization, process, and individual cognitive differences. The work plan for Phase II includes a series of eight task categories: Project Review and Updates, System Requirements Analysis, User Interface Development, Algorithm Development, Database Development, Tool Development, Military Utility Assessment, and Documentation. Along with the development of a fully operational system, PSE offers two options as part of its Phase II work plan. Option A offers a Command Center Operational Exercise while Option B, System Customization for Specific User Group, would prepare for the Phase III production. The I-DecS AnSys will offer a much-needed planning and training tool to the increasingly complex challenge of multi-national coalitions and multi-cultural collaborations.

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