Neuro Cognitive Control of Human Machine Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0134
Agency Tracking Number: O102-CR2-6022
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD10-CR2
Solitcitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Equinox Corporation
9 West 57th Street, Suite 1650, New York, NY, -
Duns: 884253436
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Goldberg
 Principle Systems Engineer
 (212) 421-2999
 david@equinoxsensors.com
Business Contact
 Lawrence Wolff
Title: President
Phone: (212) 421-2999
Email: wolff@equinoxsensors.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Augmented vision systems for dismounted warfighters provide an integrated array of imaging sensors working in concert and in synergy with network-centric sources of information and other sensor inputs. While such systems hold great promise, they also impose a steep cognitive load on the user, as the time and attention required to control the system diminishes the user's ability to perform the mission at hand. We propose incorporating a neurocognitive interface into a state-of-the-art augmented vision system. Such an enhancement will give the user to seamless control of the system, making it a natural extension of their senses. This interface can also potentially make use of the user's subconscious brain activity to detect, classify, and track potential targets, taking advantage of the brain's extensive capabilities without distracting the user. In Phase I of the proposed work, we will define the requirements for such a system and formulate a plan for the development of a prototype.

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