Training Cognitive Situational Awareness for Multi-Platform Command and Control

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,758.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0037
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-136-0265
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-136
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Adaptive Methods, Inc
5885 Trinity Parkway, Suite 230, Centreville, VA, 20120
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
135121148
Principal Investigator:
Joe Elder
Principal Investigator
(703) 968-8040
jelder@adaptivemethods.com
Business Contact:
Judy Barhorst
Director of Contracts
(703) 968-8040
jbarhorst@adaptivemethods.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal recognizes the complexity of the concept of Situational Awareness (SA) in the context of information-based warfare paradigms. The principal objective of the Phase I effort is to establish the reliability of an innovated "Boolean" approach to establishing SA scoring. Our approach breaks-down complex problems into identifiable measurable elements. Plausible tactical scenarios are established. Detailed SA elements are defined to measures if salient features in a complex problem space are perceived. The Phase I effort establishes a Web-based SA metric assessment tool (SAMAT) to host SA measurement curriculum. SAMAT supports controls that support start; pause; and step-through actions at desired SA measurement points. Experimentation is performed where SAMAT exercises synchronized scenarios across multiple USWDSS nodes using a scaled version of the USWDSS Build 2 Classroom Trainer Tactical Training Environment. The Phase I effort employs commercially available software to create record text, audio, and video recording of the SA measurement assessment experimentation. Upon completion of the experiment, analysis is performed to determine the viability of Boolean, objective, SA assessment. Debriefs from trainee responses and analysis of recorded data are used to establish the reliability of SA metric assessment and drive requirements for the Phase II SA metric tool prototype.

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