Agent-based Reduction of Information Density (ARID)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,995.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-6754
Award Id:
78228
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-031-2528
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12152 Windsor Hall Way, Herndon, VA, 20170
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
949183701
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Blenkhorn
Director of Unmanned Syst
(703) 236-6993
Kevin.Blenkhorn@21csi.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Aldridge
VP, Deputy Chief Technolo
(402) 505-7887
stuart@21csi.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Information overload and cluttered user interfaces cause decreased situational awareness and lowered performance of the human operators. Irrelevant data increases searching times for tasks requiring the identification of threats, causing delayed decisions. Cognitive burden on the user increases as displays become more cluttered, which results in increased operator stress leading to slower decisions. 21st Century Systems, Incorporated (21CSI) is pleased to propose to continue research and develop an intelligent agent-based system for the automatic de-cluttering of representational UAV command and control interfaces. 21CSIs concept, entitled ARID or Agent-based Reduction of Information Density, applies an innovative design to assist in the prevention of information overload caused by overly information-dense user interfaces. A set of intelligent agents will reduce the cognitive load imposed upon a human operator by de-emphasizing those aspects of a display that can be inferred as less-important to the mission goals. ARID agents will be based upon knowledge-based reasoning and feedback learning mechanisms to deliver a significant improvement over the simplistic rules-based systems that represent the current state of the art. ARID agents are designed to address intelligently decluttering the user interface, adapting to user activities, and providing alerts that focus on the priority of the event.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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