Delegation in LoA3 Space

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-08-C-0066
Agency Tracking Number: A062-007-3010
Amount: $729,961.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-007
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
211 N 1st St., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401
DUNS: 103477993
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harry Funk
 Vice President, R&D
 (612) 339-7438
Business Contact
 Harry Funk
Title: Vice President R&D
Phone: (612) 339-7438
Research Institution
We propose a framework and testbed for structured examination of possible delegation approaches, using a three-dimensional model of delegation characteristics: authority, abstraction, and aggregation. The testbed uses Playbook(R), a sophisticated tool for commanding automation in multiple regions of this delegation space. The ability to exert experimental control over various possible delegation approaches to obtain direct evidence of the costs and benefits of an approach will be a vast improvement over ad-hoc design techniques in use today. We propose a range of metrics to assess the effects of a given delegation approach on common human-automation system issues, such as over- and under-reliance, out-of-the-loop performance, loss of situation awareness and inappropriate workload. Our Phase 1 model has been enriched through the addition of a domain mapping from context characteristics to the LoA3 space.

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