Special Operations Rapid Decision-making Environment (SORDE) SBIR Phase II

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$746,545.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-09-C-0457
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-070-0924
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-070
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Shawn Weil
Senior Cognitive Psycholo
(781) 496-2456
sweil@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2415
clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Coordination and collaboration tools have become more sophisticated, allowing distributed collaboration to occur between operational centers and forward-deployed Special Operations units. With distributed, asynchronous collaboration, however, the opportunity for uncertainty in team members"actions and status increases. Such uncertainty can significantly inhibit the effectiveness of Special Operations missions. To reduce this uncertainty, Aptima, Inc. is developing SORDE, the Special Operations Rapid Decision-making Environment, which will provide the capability to quantitatively model and visually represent uncertainty in collaboration. These visualizations will enable distributed warfighting units to quickly reduce uncertainty and increase team and shared situation awareness. Graphical depictions of team activities will be driven by a model of team interaction that leverages Aptima"s portfolio of communications and data capture tools. Aptima"s SORDE application will strengthen existing research and will augment fielded approaches to coordination and collaboration. It will also address the operational need for rapid decision-making in areas as diverse as military Special Operations and municipal first responder teams.

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