Operational Console Modernization Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-14-P-4565
Agency Tracking Number: N141-049-0189
Amount: $79,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-049
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
HF Designworks, inc.
PO Box 19911, Boulder, CO, 80308-
DUNS: 788715154
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Scheff
 CEO
 (818) 726-3233
 scottscheff@hfdesignworks.com
Business Contact
 Scott Scheff
Title: CEO
Phone: (818) 726-3233
Email: scottscheff@hfdesignworks.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this proposal, HF Designworks (HFDW) and Alion Science and Technology (Alion) describe an approach for developing a concept for an operational console modernization tool. This tool will assess potential console designs in terms of several key factors: their adherence to human factors design principles, the probability that operators will notice key information changes in a timely manner, the time required to complete key task sequences, and the workload experienced by operators when interacting with the console. The Phase 1 effort will include identifying requirements for such a tool, interviewing Navy subject matter experts to identify key concerns, and performing"best of breed"analyses of existing modeling tools to select relevant features for inclusion in this tool. Phase 1 will result in a plan and paper-based prototype of such a tool. In Phase 2, this system will be implemented and tested. The goal of this project is to develop a principle- and model-based software tool that allows Navy personnel to evaluate and compare potential console designs in terms of their expected effects on operator performance before these systems are built.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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