IMAGINE: Imagery Management through Agile, Geo-Interactive, Natural Embodiment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contract: HM0210-13-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: NGA-P2-11-02
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: NGA11-002
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-30
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stacy Pfautz
 Human Systems Analyst
 (781) 496-2430
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
Overhead imagery analysts employ computer-based software as Electronic Light Tables (ELTs), to perform detailed analysis of aerial images in search of elements of interest. Conventional display design for ELT software requires analysts to take their eyes away from the image they are analyzing to perform routine functions. This interaction overhead typically leads to losses in visual momentum and in situation and context awareness, and requires significant cognitive shifting, which all contribute to degraded performance. To overcome these challenges, an immersive and context-based method of interacting with overhead imagery software to support and improve visual search is needed. Aptima proposes to develop IMAGINE (Imagery Management through Agile, Geo-Interactive, Natural Embodiment), a tool and framework for interacting with imagery that leverages direct, embodied control beyond typical input devices. IMAGINE will be a multi-modal, naturalistic, and flexible environment that layers on top of existing software and that includes Control devices to supplement conventional mouse/keyboard input systems; A context-driven command and visualization model that will interact with imagery software to interpret the analysts input based on current task and interaction environment; Output displays such as large screens or mobile device interfaces to complement and augment the computer screen-based visualization of imagery and its manipulation.

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