Knowledge Optimized Displays of Information in Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0339
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-004-0194
Amount: $69,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T004
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
REFERENTIA SYSTEMS, INC.
550 Paiea Street, Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
DUNS: 176527471
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Gary Kollmorgen
 Senior Business Program Manager
 (757) 962-1735
 gkollmorgen@referentia.com
Business Contact
 Nelson Kanemoto
Title: Presdietn & CEO
Phone: (808) 423-1900
Email: kane@referentia.com
Research Institution
 OLD DOMINION UNIV. (VMASC)
 Samantha Lindsey
 1030 Univnersity Boulevard
Sufolk, VA, 23508
 (757) 686-6218
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In order to optimize training effectiveness as well as the contribution of a participating simulator in a live-virtual-constructive (LVC) driven synthetic environment exercise, a method is needed to overcome the overloading of instructors in being able to manage the amount of information available in the synthetic environment with the training needs and capabilities/limitations of the simulator(s). A user configurable system of filters, display techniques, and alerting needs to be developed to provide “at a glance” training contextual situational awareness and alerting to aid instructors in this complex environment. This effort will determine a set of training and display requirements working with subject matter experts, a software layer that will implement tagging/filtering/alerting algorithms, and a set of display characteristics that will be then be used as a basis for a preliminary design for a Knowledge Display system. Phase II will build a prototype and investigate expansion of the principles learned in utilizing the prototype to large scale simulation operators and team decision making.

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