Awards

$746K

Human Performance Modeling Under G: Fabrication of the G-Tool to Optimize Performance (G-TOP)

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-097
Budget: 05/17/01 - 05/17/03
PI: Dr. Robert D. O'Donnell

A significant need exists to develop field-usable techniques allowing a user to estimate the performance effects of acceleration forces on the pilot-warfighter. This is required if countermeasures are to be evaluated, and if training and/or combat G-exposure standards are to be developed. Phase I developed a performance test methodology struct...

$100K

Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) Interface Design for Head-Up Display (HUD) Replacement: Exploratory Development

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-059
Budget: 05/10/01 - 02/10/02
PI: Mr. Robert Shaw

Increasingly, helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) are replacing "head-down" and Head-Up Displays (HUDs) in advanced cockpit interface designs. HMDs offer potential advantages by providing pilots with more direct access to critical visual information, while offering greater flexibility of head movements, less weight, and less consumption of cockpit s...

$100K

Human Orientation Model for Spatial Disorientation Countermeasures

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF01-067
Budget: 04/26/01 - 01/26/02
PI: Dr. Robert D. O'Donnell

The goal of this effort is to model human perceptual orientation in a way that it can, as part of the flight control system, alert pilots to various spatial disorientation (SD) conditions. NTI will survey existing models and develop a recommended universal model of how the human perceive motion in the maneuvering environment. The model will th...

$99.9K

Comprehensive Computerized Cognitive Assessment Battery

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD00-C10
Budget: 01/25/01 - 07/31/01
PI: Dr. Robert D. O'Donnell

The ultimate SBIR goal is to develop a theory-based, comprehensive cognitive test battery applicable to a wide range of military and civilian assessment requirements (e.g., fatigue, combat injury, medications, age-related decrement, and other conditions causing cognitive deficits.) Although there have recently been notable successes toward the ...

$100K

Laser Aircrew Safety and Education Demonstrator-Flight (LASED-F)

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-091
Budget: 05/16/00 - 02/16/01
PI: Dr. Samuel Moise

Laser induced flashblindness is a recognized problem in both military and non-military environments. While there are active research programs on laser eye effects, and a laser hazard protocol that has been generated by the civilian and military communities, they do not go far enough, nor do they provide a vehicle for demonstrating, training and ...

$100K

Human Performance Model for High G

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF00-097
Budget: 05/16/00 - 02/16/01
PI: Dr. Robert D. O'Donnell

A significant need exists to provide the warfighter community with data on the effects of high G on the pilot's ability to carry out the mission. It has been difficult to extrapolate experimental results obtained in open-loop centrifuge research to the dynamic environment of flight. This effort develops a multi-level approach to solving this p...

$1.25MM

Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF99-089
Budget: 04/13/00 - 05/31/05
PI: Dr. Douglas R. Eddy

The Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST)predicts human aviator performance under the demands of sustained combat, based on 20 years of sleep and circadian rhythm research. At the heart of the tool is a highly researched and recognized model of human sleep and its relationship to cognitive performance. The model has been refined with recent...

$750K

TATTLE-TAIL Bomb Damage Assessment Concept Feasibility Flight Demonstration

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF96-058
Budget: 06/15/99 - 06/14/01
PI: Mr. Robert Shaw

The TATTLE-TAIL concept provides for a dedicated, expendable sensor that can be carried and released by a weapons. On weapon launch the TATTLE-TAIL would remain with the weapon until shortly before impact, then be automatically released and decelerated by an aerodynamic retarding device. The sensor is trained on the predicated weapon impact poin...

$96.6K

Dev of a Generic Research Simulator for the Evaluation of Alternative Control/Display Technologies

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF99-086
Budget: 05/07/99 - 02/07/00
PI: D. O Robert

The inevitable near-term introduction of a wide range of alternative control and display technologies into aerospace systems has raised complex human factors reseach issues. Basic research has defined the physical and ergonomic parameters of many of these technologies. However, a gap exists between laboratory research and "real-world" testing. O...

$100K

Air Crew Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF99-089
Budget: 05/04/99 - 02/04/00
PI: Dr. Douglas R. Eddy

A great deal of research has been done to study the limits of human performance under sleep deprivation and experts can advise on how to best utilize crew members to avoid the disruptions of day-night rhythms and fatigue. Unfortunately, there is currently no system that permits the military planner to automatically consider the lessons of sleep ...

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