ARCSIN: Adaptive Real-time Control Station INterfaces

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-124-0114
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-124
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Stacy Pfautz
Team Lead, Human-Systems
(781) 496-2430
spfautz@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 395-3966
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Future operations will increasingly utilize unmanned vehicles (UxVs) to accomplish complex missions. UxV"s have the potential to dramatically improve real-time situation awareness and increase mission success. Current advancements in performance and capabilities of UxVs and automated mission planning systems are enabling a shift from direct teleoperation towards supervisory roles. With this shift, there is a need to develop intelligent human-computer interface and interaction techniques that enable a single operator to remain cognizant of the current mission status and rapidly understand the state and activities of multiple vehicles in a multi-domain environment. Operators need intuitive, simple visualizations that enable quick and effective mission-level decisions, particularly during autonomous re-planning and re-tasking that require human assistance or intervention. To develop: (1) robust human-computer interactions for facilitating coordination by human operators and automated planning technologies for rapid course of action analysis; and (2) innovative visualizations and interfaces that adapt to changing needs based on context, Aptima and our partners propose to develop Adaptive Real-time Control Station INterfaces (ARCSIN). ARCSIN provides intuitive interfaces to operators that enable them to make real-time decisions in the face of unforeseen events, visualize recommended courses of action from mission planning systems, and reduce information overload to a manageable level.

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