Enhanced Understandability and Effectiveness for Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Automatic Logistic Products

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N61339-04-P-0048
Award Id:
65115
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0151
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
077317766
Principal Investigator:
Leon Miller
Principal Investigator
(860) 326-3703
millerle@sonalysts.com
Business Contact:
Denise Grudier
Contracting Officer
(860) 326-3652
dgrudier@sonalysts.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Keeping Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) flying places great expectations on technical manuals and courseware, because it depends on a vast, complex information infrastructure. Information must be more easily understood, more easily located, and betterintegrated. Mere digitization of paper is not sufficient. More consistent and clear language is needed; better retrieval mechanisms are needed; tighter integration between technical manuals and courseware is needed; information repositories must migratefrom classrooms and libraries to just-in-time, job-specific assistance online on site. Also, because JSF is international, a need arises for translation to British English and to foreign languages. Yet all of these enhancements imply increased productioncosts and delays; so commensurate effort must be devoted to simplify and expedite the production process. Sonalysts proposes to leverage existing U.S. Navy research on technical manual and courseware authoring and delivery tools to explore the feasibilityof adding Simplified English authoring, conversion to British English and a foreign language, and semantic tagging and retrieval for both technical manuals and courseware. Additionally, Sonalysts and Boeing propose to join forces, leveraging Boeing'ssuperiority in Simplified English and linguistics. Together, we will define requirements for semantic authoring and retrieval tools, with applicability to the JSF Autonomic Logistics System.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government