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Army funds the extended development of a Human Machine Interface for Control and Communication in Power Networks.

New Military power networks require reliable user interfaces and automated systems for efficient resource allocation, control, monitoring, and decision-making assistance. IAI, in collaboration with Siemens, is developing a modular, flexible, and scalable semi-autonomous operators’ control system for military power and energy networks with a focus on future Forward Operating Base (FOB) power grids. An innovative, adaptive agent-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) system will provide effective remote control and monitoring, both for stationary and mobile operators, minimizing the operators’ workload while enhancing situation awareness. This system, called “HMI for Efficient, Lithe, and Intuitive Operator-communication and Sense-making in Power Networks” (HELIOS-PN), will leverage IAI's state-of-the-art, agent-based software toolkits and expertise in human factors engineering and power systems. A key feature of HELIOS-PN is its Adaptive Context-aware HMI, which uses decision-oriented analysis tailored to each user type. Users will be able to view geographical, functional, component, or other pertinent information vital to their role, displayed on multiple customizable HMI screens. Another feature is an agent- based Smart Power Management and Visualization System, developed using IAI's Cybele Pro™ software. HELIOS-PN will enable efficient energy planning, control, and monitoring based on the needs of military power networks at FOB power grids.

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Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) is a technology innovation company headquartered in Rockville, MD. We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally. Leveraging agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and its substantial intellectual property portfolio, IAI excels in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: Air Traffic Management, Big Data and Social Media Analytics, Control and Signal Processing, Cyber Security, Education and Training Technologies, Health Technologies, Modeling and Simulation, Networks and Communications, Robotics, and Sensor Systems. For more information on IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.

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