Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-M-0003
Agency Tracking Number: N122-137-0413
Amount: $79,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-137
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
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
 Debra Jones
 Principal Research Associ
 (770) 565-9859
Business Contact
 Ronda Butler
Title: Contracts Administrator I
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Research Institution
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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