Distributed Crew Interface for Autonomous Satellite Operations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-6027
Agency Tracking Number: 011HE-1701
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gabriel Spitz
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 496-2439
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
"The Phase I work resulted in defining a process to develop an initial interface design for a human-centered interface that allows distributed crew members to communicate, maintain situation awareness, and collaborate in a wireless environment usingadvanced information technology tools to detect, diagnose, and issue commands to resolve satellite anomalies and emergencies. The Phase I effort also produced the requirements for a simulation environment and measures of performance to empiricallyevaluate the interface. The Phase II SBIR will continue to draw upon Aptima team?s experience and expertise in studying, designing, and supporting effective distributed teams, and its long-term expertise in the design of human-centered interfaces formilitary command and control teams to design the interface for a remote distributed satellite maintenance crew. In Phase II we will refine the requirements used to build the initial interface, using input from the current operational community. Theresults of these operational reviews will be fed into the iterative design of an advanced prototype interface. This distributed command interface prototype will be evaluated using the performance measures developed in the Phase I effort. The methodologyand approaches that are developed in Phase II can be adapted and applied in other domains in which distributed teams are involved in diagnosis and resolution of unanticipated disruptions that occur in compl

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