IMAGES: Instrument for the Measurement and Advancement of Group Environmental SA

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0250
Agency Tracking Number: N045-026-0303
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T026
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
 Jared Freeman
 Principal Cognitive Scientist
 (202) 842-1548
 freeman@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2424
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Susan Burkett
 405 Warner Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
 (412) 268-9912
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of the proposed work is to assess and enhance team situational awareness in distributed, mixed-synchrony environments. To do so, we will integrate existing state-of-the-art conceptual mapping and analysis technologies with a cutting edge peer-to-peer infrastructure. The aggregate tool will have the ability to construct a representation of each team member's situational awareness (using text-based analysis tools), associate each representation with the positional context of team member, identify discrepancies within the team and/or between the team and its commander, and suggest possible strategies for greater team synchronization and understanding of the commander's intent. The measures, diagnosis, and remediation will be communicated using dynamic, intuitive visualizations. We call this tool for improving team cognition IMAGES, an Instrument for the Measurement and Advancement of Group Environmental SA (situational awareness).

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