SA-Oriented Interface Design for Distributed Undersea Warfare Teams-AT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$599,990.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-11-C-4133
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-119-0952a
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
N04-119
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Small Business Information
SA Technologies, Inc.
3750 Palladian Village Drive, Building 600, Marietta, GA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
179321302
Principal Investigator:
Laura Strater
Principal Research Associ
(972) 636-8312
laura@satechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Ronda Lawson
Contracts Administrator I
(770) 565-9859
ronda.lawson@satechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
SA Technologies will develop a series of prototype interfaces supporting the needs of Navy personnel engaged in Undersea Warfare (USW) and Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) tasks. These interface designs are intended to be implemented by the Navy in the USW Decision Support System (USW-DSS). The methodology involved in the design of human-system technologies is based on adopting a user-centered approach aimed at enhancing user capabilities and experience via the incorporation of human factors and human-computer interaction (HCI) principles into our Situation Awareness Oriented Design (SAOD) process. Design objectives will be achieved while promoting optimal integrity with existing systems. Specifically, for this effort, we will follow the SAOD process, based on (a) an analysis of the user requirements required for developing both Situation Awareness (SA) and shared SA, gathered via Goal Directed Task Analysis (GDTA), (b) the application of SAOD, human factors, and HCI principles for the development of display prototypes, and (c) the usability and performance assessment of user-centered displays, which feedback feeds our iterative design process. Research proposed in Phase II and Phase III will result in USW-DSS user interfaces that will achieve the Navy"s goal to provide flexible interfaces supporting distributed teams of naval tacticians within dynamic environments.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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