Collaborative Knowledge Management for Net-Centric Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,969.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0069
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-148-0226
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
N06-148
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, PO Box 519, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053859526
Principal Investigator:
Susan Fischer
Principal Scientist
(805) 966-6157
sfischer@anacapasciences.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Harris
Chairman
(805) 966-6157
dharris@anacapasciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
While the Armed Forces are successfully moving toward net-centric systems that provide vast amounts of real-time information about a situation, the distributed human users’ capabilities to collaboratively create and share knowledge from that information has not received the attention it warrants. What is first needed is an understanding of the cognitive principles, grounded in empirical science, that govern collaborative knowledge management in distributed teams. Then, those principles may be used to develop technologies that support teams’ abilities to collaboratively create, recognize, share, and otherwise manage the knowledge they have. The central objective of the proposed research is to apply cognitive theory to the development of a suite of technologies that will support and maintain shared situation awareness (SA) among a distributed team of warfighters. Fundamental to our approach is the assumption that team meta-knowledge is a key factor that determines successful collaborative knowledge management and shared SA. The proposed Phase I research is designed to further study the cognitive processes of team meta-knowledge, team awareness, and shared SA, as well as develop prototype IA, bot, and visualization technologies.

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