Technology for Enhanced Command and Control of Small Robotics Assets (TECRA)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,996.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W91WAW-07-P-0296
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-UM4-2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-UM4
Small Business Information
PERCEPTRONICS SOLUTIONS, INC.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
124668711
Principal Investigator
 Amos Freedy
 President
 (818) 259-4278
 afreedy@percsolutions.com
Business Contact
 Gershon Weltman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 788-1025
Email: gweltman@percsolutions.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Perceptronics Solutions, Inc., with the George Mason University Arch Lab and consultant Nathan Schurr of the USC Computer Science Department, presents this proposal for Technology for Enhanced Command and Control of Small Robotics Assets. Our approach will use adaptive display methodology to enhance commander-operator shared situation awareness and structured language to facilitate efficient commander-operator communication, reducing command workload and increasing operational effectiveness. Our technical objective is to apply recent advances in cognitive engineering, information display automation and structured human robot communication to create a command and control infrastructure that allows more effective operation of small UAVs and UGVs. An additional objective is to provide team performance measurement and feedback capabilities for training and after action review. Our team has already made significant progress toward achieving these project goals, and our TECRA system is based on innovative technology products contributed by our team members; these include: George Mason University’s adaptive interface concept for effective human-system performance in the control of robotic assets, USC’s OmniView display concept, Perceptronics Solutions’ Composable Command Language (CCL) and Mixed Initiative Team Performance Assessment System (MITPAS) a complete simulation environment and methodology to measure and assess the performance of teams involving both human and robotic elements.

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