Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-11-C-4119
Agency Tracking Number: N092-136-0265
Amount: $749,920.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-136
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230, Centreville, VA, -
DUNS: 135121148
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Elder
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 968-8040
Business Contact
 Judy Barhorst
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (703) 968-8040
Research Institution
This proposal recognizes the complexity of Situational Awareness (SA) in the context of information base warfare paradigms. The principal objective of the Phase II effort is to prototype an innovated"binary"approach to establish SA scoring. Our approach breaks down complex problems into identifiable measurable elements. Plausible tactical scenarios are established. Detailed SA elements are defined to measures if salient features in the problem space are perceived. The Phase II effort prototypes a Web-based SA measurement assessment tool (SAMAT) to host SA measurement curriculum. SAMAT supports controls that support start; pause; and step-through actions at desired SA measurement points. Experimentation is performed where SAMAT exercises synchronized scenarios across multiple USWDSS nodes using a scaled version of the USWDSS Build 2 Classroom Trainer (CRT) Tactical Training Environment (TTE). In the current shipboard environment USW-DSS users communicate with shipmate"s through RF channels and chat to the ship"s bridge, sonar, etc. Current training systems are not immersive they do not model these communication elements. The Phase II prototype establishes a framework to support the injection of audio queuing into the prototyped training system. Upon completion of the experiment, analysis determines the viability of extending USW-DSS training to support automated SA measurement assessment.

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