Automated Communications Analysis System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASW01-03-P-0219
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0174
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Jared Freeman
Research Division Manager
(202) 842-1548
freeman@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"Synthetic environment exercises are a critical component in the DOD's strategy for testing CONOPS, training soldiers, and evaluating equipment. Communication is a vital component of these exercises, and communications data is a valuable information sourcefor AAR facilitation. However, communications analysis requires time-consuming transcription and processing.Technologies are being developed to address transcription and categorization problems. However, technology alone cannot solve this problem. To automate communications analysis, a systematic method of communications measurement is needed. Aptima ispioneering the field of communications measurement, developing and using measures of team performance and C4ISR processes based on communications for numerous military exercises. Our team will assess and apply state-of-the-art technologies to makecommunications data accessible. More fundamentally, this team will develop the necessary measurement structure for a system to yield useful results. Phase I will produce a theory-based Taxonomy of Communications measurement, tailored to the types of communications found in military exercises. This taxonomy will guide the selection of voice recognition, communications tagging, text parsing andautomated categorization technologies. And we will lay the foundations for the Phase II development of Auto-CAS (Automated Communications Analysis System), by defining the System Architecture and requireme

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