Charles River Analytics Develops Intuitive and Efficient Mission Planning Tools for the US Navy

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract for the US Navy to create more effective mission planning tools for Navy pilots. Current mission planning interfaces are difficult to understand and use, so few operators harness the full power of advanced planning systems. Under the Intuitive User Interfaces for Task-Tailored planning (INTUIT) contract, Charles River is creating user interfaces for more intuitive and efficient mission planning. The eighteen-month contract is valued at $750,000.

“Under INTUIT, we’re applying cutting-edge UI design that enable pilots to take full advantage of mission planning systems by providing clear and predictable interaction methods that can be tailored to specific roles and tasks,” explained Stephanie Kane, Scientist in Charles River’s Human Effectiveness Division. “We’re addressing the complexities of current mission planning tools, as well as shaping the future of mission planning for Naval pilots. As part of this effort, we’re also advancing the state of the art for composable user interface methods.”

INTUIT will dramatically increase the usability of planning systems and the efficiency of operators using these planning systems across a range of vehicles, mission contexts, and unique tasks. It will provide targeted, streamlined support to novice and expert mission planners by adapting to operator, task, and mission needs, and will also offer opportunities for incorporating more advanced planning functionality when appropriate.

This material is based upon work supported by the US Navy under Contract No. N68335-15-C-0158. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Navy.

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