Problem Conceptualization&Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A643
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4650
Amount: $779,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-150
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
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
 Rashaad Jones
 Research Associate II
 (770) 565-9859
Business Contact
 Ronda Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator I
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Research Institution
The objective for this Phase II effort is to leverage our Phase I findings to develop a training solution for network operations (NetOps) Soldiers. Our proposed solution, the Situation Awareness Virtual instruction Architecture for NetOps Training (SAVANT), seeks to address gaps in existing training by focusing on the development of situation awareness (SA), cognitive skills, and effective communication for network operations. This effort will leverage our background and experience as related to key cognitive constructs and issues in NetOps to support Army missions, as well as focused research on current challenges for Network operators. In addition, we will implement established and proven system design approaches toward the development of SAVANT, referencing and implementing human-centered design principles. Phase II will also include demonstration and an initial validation of the training solution. This SBIR leverages our advanced training approaches and products to provide a low-risk, high payoff for the Army. The product of this SBIR will be a robust training solution that supplements existing training systems, thereby advancing the training experience for signal officers to address key challenges.

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