Situation Awareness Assessment Tools for Network Enabled Command and Control Field Evaluations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-10-C-0083
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4068
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-058
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
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DUNS: 179321302
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cheryl Bolstad
 Senior Research Associate
 (410) 838-3748
 cheryl@satechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Ronda Lawson
Title: Contracts Adminstrator
Phone: (770) 565-9859
Email: ronda.lawson@satechnologies.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Given the complexity of current military operations, a critical need exists for tools to objectively and reliably assess warfighter situation awareness (SA), particularly in the challenging environments of network centric warfare. The ability to validly quantify warfighter SA offers significant flexibility and diagnosticity to researchers and provides a means by which to evaluate the utility of system designs, training methods, support structures, and task environments to effectively support warfighter SA. Accordingly, our overall goal for this Army SBIR project is to design and develop our Metrics of Global Assessment and Situation Awareness (MEGA SA) system to enable researchers to objectively measure and analyze both individual and team SA in real-time across a variety of Army command and control (C2) system evaluations. Rather than rely on a single technique or metric, we adopt a multi-faceted approach to SA measurement to increase the sensitivity and diagnosticity of the overall assessment and create a more robust and flexible tool for research and field applications. The product of this Phase II research will be an easy-to-use menu-based tool for real-time SA analysis of individuals and teams, applicable to a broad range of military and non-military domains.

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