Cognitive Modeling for Closed-Loop Task Mitigation

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$600K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Intelligent Automation, Inc.
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 190
Rockville, MD 20855
Firm POC
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) along with collaborators at the University of Iowa and Old Dominion University (ODU) developed an advanced closed-loop Adaptive Task Management System (ATMS). The ATMS is designed to accurately monitor Operator Functional State (OFS) during flight in real time based on an individualized OFS assessment model. The individualized OFS assessment model is trained and individualized using different sources of training input (physiological signals, system dynamics measurements, etc.) and training output derived from the dynamic cognitive workload reference analysis. If the OFS of an individual decreases below a certain threshold, we will apply a task performance augmentation strategy to even-out workload and maintain the operator in an optimum cognitive workload level. As a result, the operator can be continuously engaged and able to respond quickly and appropriately to unusual situations.