Military Embedded Systems

Human-algorithm teaming system developed for ONR


October 30, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

ARLINGTON, Va. Decisive Analytics Corporation?s Analytic Technologies Sector has been awarded a $1.75 million contract to develop the Text to Tracks (T2T) program for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The goal of this work is to integrate a human-algorithm teaming system that allows warfighters to vet and adjust automatically generated proposals for updates to the Tactical Common Picture (TCP).

Streams of text and audio from tactical radio communications contain an enormous amount of relevant information about the overall tactical picture. The warfighters monitoring these language-based channels must manually update pertinent maps and other systems that formally hold the shared TCP.

This means they must also manually convey situational updates over text and audio to remote personnel in order to narrate recent changes to the TCP, which is error-prone and often presents overwhelming workloads to the warfighter.

Rather than fully automating the process of writing and reading from the TCP, this new capability is intended to allow the warfighter to work with the Natural Language Processing algorithms to more efficiently communicate tactical changes at a larger scale.


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