SECANT: Simulation for Evaluation of C2 Arrayed Networks and Teams

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-05-C-3023
Agency Tracking Number: N042-161-0671
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-161
Solicitation Number: 2004.2
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
 David Clark
 Senior Operations Research Analyst
 (781) 496-2450
 dclark@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
We propose to develop a discrete event simulation tool for evaluation and analysis of the components of a real-time, distributed computing/communications environment. This environment consists of communications equipment and the human decision makers whose tasks are facilitated by this equipment. The tool will have a graphical user interface which will allow the user to specify  Communications network configuration and reliability  Decision maker team size, capabilities and workload constraints  Battlefield scenario  Impact of the human decision process (e.g. delayed or incorrect decisions) on mission performance  Task decomposition linking battlefield scenario to specific tasks in the communications the network This user interface will facilitate the rapid, automatic generation of underlying simulation models linking battlefield scenarios, network structure, and team members. This tool will leverage Aptima's extensive success in simulating the interaction between humans, mission, and technology. The simulation will evaluate trade-offs between network configuration and performance, and will identify bottlenecks with in specific network configurations. In addition, Aptima's unique capabilities in organizational optimization will allow the user to determine the most robust, low-cost configuration of equipment and decision makers required to meet performance criteria.

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