Mission Displays for Autonomous Systems (MiDAS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-C-0421
Agency Tracking Number: N054-017-0279
Amount: $495,413.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T017
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Linegang
 Human Factors Analyst
 (202) 842-1548
 linegang@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
 THE UNIV. OF IOWA
 William Decker
 2130 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA, 52242
 (319) 335-3899
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This effort is producing MiDAS (Mission Displays for Autonomous Systems); an operator interface designed to exploit revolutionary automated mission planning capabilities for unmanned vehicles (UVs) in planning and executing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The MiDAS project features a Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) approach to structure the MiDAS interface so that it is invariant across different types of unmanned vehicles. The product is a human-automation collaboration space, facilitating operator understanding and assessment of automatically generated mission plans.

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