Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,996.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-M-0003
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-137-0413
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-137
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
3750 Palladian Village Drive, Building 600, Marietta, GA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
179321302
Principal Investigator:
Debra Jones
Principal Research Associ
(770) 565-9859
debra@satechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Ronda Butler
Contracts Administrator I
(770) 565-9859
ronda.butler@satechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The increase in unmanned systems, also known as UxVs, on the battlefield creates the need for coordinated activity among multiple UxVs that work effectively in collaboration with the Warfighters who must be able to rapidly and easily command their operations, insure their compliance with intent in a highly unpredictable world, and receive needed situation awareness (SA) from their sensors. In order to move toward a lower, more efficient UxV to operator ratio, it is critical that we develop a better understanding of real time hybrid human-UxV team performance, so that key decision makers can assess transaction efficiencies given autonomy and control parameters. Unfortunately, little has been done to develop robust and valid metrics of hybrid human-UxV team performance. A key to improving the performance of human-UxV teams, then, lies in developing these metrics so that decision makers can assess performance in real time through intuitive visualizations. To meet this need, SA Technologies proposes to use both their performance measurement assessment system developed in past research and their cutting edge, principled situation awareness-oriented design process (SAOD) to develop a theoretically-derived Actionable Performance Evaluation Index (APEX) analysis and visualization tool. APEX will facilitate peak performance for hybrid human-UxV teams.

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