Human-In-Control (HIC) Modeling and Integration Framework for BMDS Simulations

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7405
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B12B-006-0029
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T006
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Evan Clark
Senior Research Scientist
(301) 294-4635
eclark@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mar James
Director, Contracts and Proposals
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
University of Michigan
David E Kieras
3641 Beyster Bldg.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-
(734) 763-6739
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
IAI with University of Michigan proposes an innovative HIC software modeling and integration framework built around objectively quantified cognitive models of human operators i) Executive-Process/Interactive Control (EPIC) and ii) GOMS (Goal Operator Method and Selection rules) Language Evaluation and Analysis (GLEAN). The framework provides ability to model existing or futuristic operator workstations, which is used as declarative knowledge to develop high & low-fidelity cognitive models. The framework supports operator modeling of varying proficiency by allowing users to define task-specific timeline distributions, while the decisions are driven by fixed perceptual, cognitive, motor processor parameters and constraints. It also allows the cognitive model to interact with external decision models to determine quantitative value of the outcome of certain motor tasks so that meaning simulation events can be generated for other BMDS simulation elements and components. A proposed HLA framework to interface with perceptual signal and motor actions declared in the HIC model provides an integration layer and a middleware to manage simulation time, and seeds to repeatable stochastic behavior external to the HIC model. Finally, a proposed enterprise service with scenario planning capability to configure a simulation event from a repository of operator and workstation models supports trainings and BMDS Performance Assessment.

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