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

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

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