CoolAID

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: F08A-002-0009
Amount: $99,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-T002
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141, Omaha, NE, 68106
DUNS: 949183701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Woodley
 Senior Scientist
 (573) 329-8526
 Robert.Woodley@21csi.com
Business Contact
 Stuart Aldridge
Title: Senior VP, Chief R&D Group
Phone: (402) 505-7887
Email: stuart@21csi.com
Research Institution
 WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
 William K Sellers
 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
201J University Hall
Dayton, OH, 45435
 (937) 775-2425
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Providing commanders with accurate, on-the-spot, clear, concise, usable information wins battles and saves lives. With incoming information from many heterogeneous sources, the focus has been primarily on determining what information to present, and visual ways of communicating the information. There has been less research on what makes information actionable, or on what additional communication concepts might allow commanders to assimilate actionable information. Focusing on these areas will allow more effective communication and a better understanding of the information. The team of 21st Century Systems, Incorporated and Wright State University are excited to apply our expertise and experience for this effort we call, C2-Tool for Actionable Information Display (CoolAID). CoolAID will leverage our considerable experience in situational awareness tools, melded with research related to visualizations and humans in complex systems through WSU. The prototype CoolAID framework will be created with multi-modal display technologies as well as Bayesian and evidential reasoning for data analysis. The developmental process will help isolate what makes information actionable within the sample domain and provide a variety of information presentation techniques which can be used in concert. Phase I concludes with development of a testing plan which will measure the effectiveness of multi-modal information presentation.

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