Automated Human and System Performance Assessment in Operational Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0412
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-001-0258
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp. (A2T2)
13900 CR 455 , Suite 107#306, Clermont, FL, -
DUNS: 626372622
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Bliss
 PI
 (757) 683-4051
 jbliss@odu.edu
Business Contact
 Theresa Carter
Title: COO
Phone: (407) 733-7478
Email: tcarter@a2-t2.com
Research Institution
 Old Dominion University
 J. B PhD
 Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, 23529-
 (757) 683-4051
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Our Fused-Realities-Assessments-Modules (FRAM) as self-contained deployable add-ons enables innovative new levels and types of automated quantification strategies for combining human and system performance in real-time for fused performance monitoring and after-action-review purposes. FRAM accomplishes this by fusing output of normative models of behaviors (cognitive/procedural/team), human states (affective/physiological/brain-computer-interfaces/Neuroergonomics), system states (operational vehicle states and/or simulation models), and contextual situation states (live/virtual/constructive/serious-game scripts/scenarios). FRAM"s novel model captures differences in cognitive and procedural behaviors by innovative conceptualizations that extends and evolves Mission-Essential-Competencies (MECs) and Principles of Performance Measurement (Dwyer and Salas 2000) constructs by evolving validated team performance measurement models and methods to include the air-platform system itself as a"pseudo team member"! We posit that many of the current validated team training models and methods that hold air-platform systems as a constant, can be extended and evolved by allowing the air-platform systems to be varied and objectively measured within military requirements constructs similarly to other human team members. Adverse air-platform system traits manifest analogously as team weaknesses; which can be identified, documented, and corrected early in development cycles, saving lives, increasing effectiveness, increasing ease-of-use across a range of skill-levels, and providing multiple levels and types of extensive cost savings.

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