Information Uncertainty Portrayal

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-04-M-6415
Award Id:
66854
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-1036
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
094841665
Principal Investigator:
GregoryLauer
Director
(781) 273-3388
greg.lauer@alphatech.com
Business Contact:
JohnBarry
Contracts Manager
(781) 273-3388
jack.barry@alphatech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The information age has produced a flood of information to system operators and decision-makers in a multitude of application domains. Each piece of data that feeds a system can produce complex interactions with other data in the scenario. This projectwill examine the uncertainty associated with data that describes a battlefield awareness scenario and will determine techniques for visualizing these uncertainties with the goal of aiding in the decisions that a commander must make. This work will drawupon previous ALPHATECH work, including the outputs of tracking, automatic target recognition, and information fusion software algorithms, for the generation of data and uncertainty information. A scientific experimental procedure will be used to guide agroup of mock decision-makers through a series of experiments. Results of the experiments will be analyzed, with the goal of extracting those visualization techniques that work across the information domains tested. We will also extrapolate of the resultsof the experiments to non-military domains. Universal concepts for visualizing uncertainty will complete domain specific concepts, resulting in a demonstration of the most promising visualization techniques identified.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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