A Cognitive Systems Approach to Supporting Air Force Intelligence Analysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,893.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-6097
Award Id:
97134
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-031-1221
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-031
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
408 Sharts Drive, Suite 7, Springboro, OH, 45066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
601628717
Principal Investigator:
MichaelMcCloskey
Director of Interactive Technologie
(937) 743-0361
mike@361interactive.com
Business Contact:
MichaelMcCloskey
Director of Interactive Technologie
(937) 743-0361
mike@361interactive.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
United States intelligence analysts of today and tomorrow are faced with a paramount challenge of maintaining situation awareness in the midst of an ever-growing and changing capacity of available data. As the incoming data streams continue to expand, so do the expectations and requests placed on the analysts. Layered Sensing offers a promising solution to meeting the Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (ISR) requirements of this increasingly complex battlespace. This effort proposes a long-overdue cognitive systems approach to supporting Air Force intelligence analysts in achieving universal battlespace awareness by basing platform and sensor integration supports on the cognitive demands of the analysts' tasks. Ecological interface and decision-centered design principles will guide the development of innovative user interfaces and decision supports, resulting in a powerful tool that will support optimal collaboration between the human analyst and technology assets. BENEFIT: The products of this effort will be tailored to the cognitive demands of Air Force intelligence analysts, resulting in signficantly improved accuracy and efficiency of their analysis tasks. The research findings and tool will be customizable to further support the analysis demands of other DoD intelligence analysis cells as well as those of emergency responders within FEMA and elsewhere.

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