Automated Communication Analysis for Interactive Situation Awareness Assessment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0155
Agency Tracking Number: N041-119-0952
Amount: $69,894.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-119
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
4731 East Forest Peak, Marietta, GA, 30066
DUNS: 179321302
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cheryl Bolstad
 Senior Research Associate
 (410) 838-3748
Business Contact
 Mica Endsley
Title: President
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Research Institution
Military and intelligence operations are highly dependent on the presence of cohesive and effective teams to carry out their missions. In these team operations, rapid and accurate development of a shared, accurate picture of the tactical situation is critical for effective team operations. This Phase I SBIR seeks to employ state of the art techniques in situation awareness theory, cognitive task analysis, communication analysis, and Social Network Analysis (SNA) to develop and validate a computational model of team SA. This computational model can be used to both predict and assess team SA. The Phase 1 program will result in the development of an initial model of the formation of Team SA in a military tactical domain based on SA communication analysis, team member experience and team tasks being performed. This model could eventually be used as a diagnostic tool to predict team SA for a wide variety of teams when considering the impact of changes in the factors in the underlying model.

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