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
SA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
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
 cheryl@satechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Mica Endsley
Title: President
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Email: mica@satechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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