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Company Information:

Company Name: CHI Systems, Inc.
City: Plymouth Meeting
State: PA
Zip+4: 19462
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (215) 542-1400

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $8,463,916.00 103
SBIR Phase II $38,243,742.00 56
STTR Phase I $309,790.00 4
STTR Phase II $1,240,764.00 2

Award List:

THIS PROJECT WILL DEVELOP THE ARCHITECTURE FOR A PROTOTYPE INTELLIGENT EMBEDDED TRAINER FOR A P-3C SENSOR STATION OPERATOR.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr wayne w zachary
Award Amount: $53,694.00
Abstract:
This project will develop the architecture for a prototype intelligent embedded trainer for a p-3c sensor station operator. the embedded trainer provides the operator with simulated anti-submarine warfare (asw) problems to solve, and provides additional training as needed by diagnosing the sources… More

AN INTELLIGENT INTERFACE FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL DECISION AIDS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr wayne w zachary
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This project develops an intelligent interface for a command and control decision-maker trying to use multiple artifical-intelligence based decision aids in a coordinated manner. it addresses the critical need for command and control decision-makers to be able to use artificial intelligence aids… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN OPERATOR MODEL FOR SYSTEM EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Wayne W Zachary
Award Amount: $52,815.00

DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN OPERATOR MODEL FOR SYSTEM EVALUATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr Wayne W Zachary
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
A systems approach is presented for development and empirical validation of a human operator model for system evaluation (homse). a plan is proposed to develop homse primarily from existing techniques and components in the domain of human performance models. the model will be designed to predict the… More

INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE FOR WORKING WITH CHEMICAL DIAGRAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $46,154.00

GENCORE: AN AUTOMATIC GENETIC DATABASE CROSS CORRELATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,995.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort initiates research to develop an intelligent interface and cross-referencing tool addressing the unique needs of nucleotide/peptide sequence database developers. the proposed computer system, named gencore (an automatic genetic database cross-correlator) automates the process of… More

INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE FOR WORKING WITH CHEMICAL DIAGRAMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This project will initiate research into an integrated tool for research documentation designed around the unique needs and communication language of biochemical researchers. a computer system called chemwriter will be implemented in phase ii from the phase i design. chemwriter addresses the need of… More

CAPTURING SPACE CREW REPRESENTATIONS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary , Principal Scientist
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
The complexity of spacecraft inflight operational systems has led to a need and desire to support system operators with intelligent technologies. modeling the operator's connitive processes is necessary for the development of these technologies. we propose an innovative tool and methodology based on… More

ARTIFACT-DESIGN/ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE ONTOLOGY (ART-DEKO) TOOLSET

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Stanley Schwartz , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,331.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort initiates research to develop a set of knowledge representation tools addressing the unique needs of interdisciplinary teams of domain experts who desire to create and maintain shared knowledge bases. the proposed art-deko (artifact-design/engineering knowledge ontology) toolset… More

INTELLIGENT MAN-MACHINE INTEGRATION FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTORCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen Zaklad Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $55,202.00

INTELLIGENT INTERFACE CONSTRUCTION (IICON) WORKBENCH FOR DECISION AID GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James H Hicinbothom , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,721.00

INTELLIGENT INTERFACE CONSTRUCTION (IICON) WORKBENCH FOR DECISION AID GENERATION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James H Hicinbothom , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $490,165.00
Abstract:
Chi systems proposes to extend state-of-the-art interface design and construction tools to address the design and development of planning applications with direct manipulation graphical user interfaces constructed on sun workstations under x windows and open software foundations' motif standard. the… More

Voice Data Entry for NISTARS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jarnes Stokes
Award Amount: $50,942.00
Abstract:
The proposed effort initiates the development of a voice data entry capability for NISTARS warehouse workstations. The approach focuses on the design of the voice interface for a single workstation type, at the level of the human/machine dialog. The design process will be driven by two principal… More

A PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE PLANNING AID FOR FAMILIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stanley M Schwartz
Award Amount: $49,996.00

INTELLIGENT MAN-MACHINE INTEGRATION FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTORCRAFT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Allen Zaklad Phd , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,229.00
Abstract:
The increasing speed and complexity of modern (and future) air-vehicle systems are pushing the human operator to his limits, especially in cognitive-related tasks. it is therefore of particular importance to develop techniques that allow the computer to help the human to extend these limits. an… More

A PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE PLANNING AID FOR FAMILIES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Stanley M Schwartz
Award Amount: $499,994.00
Abstract:
This research will develop a computer-based aid for preventive health care planning for individuals and families prevail (preventive health care planning aid for families) will automate the process of assessing an individual's medical, demographic and lifestyle characteristics and mapping them onto… More

ANALYSIS OF E-2C LONG DURATION MISSIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Allen L. Zaklad, Phd
Award Amount: $55,107.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems Inc, proposes to study the E-2C mission and to determine the conditions under which its traditional 4-5 hour duration can be extended without additional detrimental effects on aircrew performance. In Phase I we will (1) identify and assess key factors in E-2C fatigue via knowledge… More

ANTHROPOMETRIC GUIDANCE FOR E-2C CREWSTATION REDESIGN

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Daniel D. Riley
Award Amount: $55,162.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems proposes to develop and exercise a methodology that will enable pilot anthropometry and eye positioning data to be used to optimize the selection and placement of electronic displays in the E-2C cockpit. In Phase I we will (1) define electronic information display options and human… More

Augmenting DIS Player Units WIth COGNET Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,063.00
Abstract:
Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) is rapidly becoming a core technology for interactive training, system development and evaluation, and strategy/tactics evaluation. Future DIS applications need the ability to flexibly combine crewed simulators, instrumented live-fire system, and automated… More

A WORKBENCH FOR DEVELOPING USER INTERFACE AGENTS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Wayne W Zachary
Award Amount: $64,928.00
Abstract:
Computerization of work, particularly information-based work which has been traditionally performed by manual methods, has created many problems for new computer users. as computer systems grow more complex, their human users have increasing difficulty in successfully or efficiently applying the… More

INTERACTIVE MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE FOR FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Monica Z Weiland
Award Amount: $64,992.00
Abstract:
The increasing complexity of flexible manufacturing systems (fms) are pushing the human operator to his limits, especially in cognitive-related tasks. it is, therefore, of particular importance to develop techniques that allow the computer to help the human to extend these limits. an important… More

Development of Integrated Tactical Decision Aid for Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth P. Graves
Award Amount: $69,867.00

Open System Interfaces for Automated Patient Records

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $50,000.00

Human Operator Model Baseline Architecture Simulation (HOMBAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii, Ph.d
Award Amount: $69,998.00

AN EYE-VOICE INTERFACE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS (EVITA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii
Award Amount: $69,975.00

Open System Interfaces for Automated Patient Records

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Automated Patient Records (APRs) have recently been cited as a critical emerging technologyin independent reports from the Institute of Medicine and the General Accounting Office. In the wakeof recent research successes, the first generation of commercial APR systems has emerged.However,both… More

DEVELOPMENT OF A VOICE ASSISTANT FOR MISSION PLANNING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn Iii, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $99,965.00
Abstract:
A Voice Assistant for Mission Planning (VAMP) is proposed as a user interface for the Navy's Tactical Air Mission Planning System (TAMPS). This interface will be applied first to a current version of TAMPS which is used only prior to the conduct of the mission, and later to a cockpit mission… More

Human Operator Model Baseline Architecture Simulation (HOMBAS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii, Ph.d
Award Amount: $599,995.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems proposes to develop a Human Operator Model Baseline Architecture Simulation (HOMBAS) based on our existing Human Operator Model Management Environment (HOMME) model and architecture. HOMBAS will be designed primarily for integration into simulations of complete systems, to permit human… More

Development of Integrated Tactical Decision Aid for Battle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth P. Graves
Award Amount: $599,958.00
Abstract:
AirLand Battle and AirLand Operations doctrines require quick, accurate decision-making in order to achieve the synchronicity and agility needed to execute the doctrine. Current decision makin aids at the tactical level are almost exclusively manual and failr to adequately integrate all combat power… More

Development of the HUMS Interface System (HINTS) for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii, Ph.d
Award Amount: $69,957.00

Commander's Intelligent Battlefield Information Display (CIBID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Graves
Award Amount: $65,654.00

Innovation Task Allocation and Workload Sharing Strategies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,905.00

ScanEval: An approach for Integrating Eye Tracking into Automated Instructional Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joan Ryder
Award Amount: $79,998.00

Cancer Patient Data Retrieval Agent (CAPRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $99,964.00

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks From Pen-Based Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $77,898.00

AN EYE-VOICE INTERFACE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL APPLICATIONS (EVITA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii
Award Amount: $595,884.00
Abstract:
A concept for an Eye-Voice Interface for Three-dimensional Applications (EVITA) is proposed as an ideal interface technology to facilitate the performance of humans required to work in three-dimensional computer graphic environments. EVITA builds on earlier research performed by the proposed… More

ScanEval: An approach for Integrating Eye Tracking into Automated Instructional Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Joan Ryder
Award Amount: $742,283.00
Abstract:
A concept for intelligent, multimedia computer-based training systems integrating intelligent agents with eye tracking and speech (ScanEval) is presented as a means of developing training systems that are more responsive, engaging, and motivating to trainees than current systems relying on more… More

Development of the HUMS Interface System (HINTS) for Helicopters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii, Ph.d
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems proposes to develop a Man-Machine Interface for a Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS), a collection of mechanical diagnostic technologies that are being introduced in helicopter platforms and which offer opportunities for real-time crew analysis of mechanical subsystem states… More

Tool for Modeling and Analysis of Distributed Decision-Making Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In response to the recent Navy trend toward organizational structures which decentralize and distribute decision-making in both tactical and non-tactical environments. CHI Systems proposes to develop a general tool for analyzing distributed decision-making and information processing. The… More

A Concept Employment Trainer (CET) for Sonar Operations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary, Ph.d.
Award Amount: $69,567.00
Abstract:
Computer-based training has primarily focused on the acquisition and application of procedural knowledge, emphasizing development of skilled performance of tasks. In many important Naval roles, however, the ability to apply more general concept to specific novel problems is even more important… More

Cancer Patient Data Retrieval Agent (CAPRA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $749,101.00
Abstract:
We will develop a prototype software tool known as CAPRA (a CAncer Patient data Retrieval Agent).will act as an intelligent agent that can assist oncological researchers and diagnosticians in accesand manipulating information from PDQ and CANCERLIT databases and other information sources… More

Commander's Intelligent Battlefield Information Display (CIBID)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Graves
Award Amount: $739,984.00
Abstract:
Emerging tactical information systems will provide commanders and staffs with critical battlefield information, but will also provide large volumes of routine information as well. We propose to design and build a commander's intelligent battlefield information display (CIBID) which will adaptively… More

SH-60R Operator Machine Interface Enhancement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, Iii, Ph.d
Award Amount: $66,307.00
Abstract:
A systematic approach, designated SH-60R Operator-Machine Interface Enhancement (SHOMIE), is proposed for developing decision aid enhancements to the SENSO and ATO crewstations of the SH-60R aircraft which is currently under development by the Navy. The methodology begins with determination… More

SHEVI: A Soldier's HMD Eye-Voice Interface

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Floyd A. Glenn, Iii
Award Amount: $99,996.00
Abstract:
A concept for a Soldier's IM Eye-Voice Interface (SHEVI) is proposed as an ideal technology to provide hands-off control of head mounted display information. SHEVI builds on earlier research performed by the proposed research team which demonstrated the feasibility of versatile discrete and… More

Electronic Laboratory Notebooks From Pen-Based Computing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $745,618.00
Abstract:
The paper-based laboratory notebook remains one of the last bastions of manual information in the sworld. Until recently, its unique characteristics - light-weight, portable, and durable, with free-findelible data entry - could not be provided by any information technology. The emergence of… More

Cancer Patient Data Retrieval Agent (CAPRA) System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,101.00

Electronically-Assisted Ground-based Learning Environment (EAGLE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ms. Joan M. Ryder
Award Amount: $747,831.00
Abstract:
The focus of this research is on designing an instructional environment for aiding the acquisition of concepts involving dynamic spatial reasoning needed for air combat maneuvering (ACM). The key ACM concepts involve movement in time and space, which are difficult to communicate in lectures, print… More

Electronically-Assisted Ground-based Learning Environment (EAGLE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ms. Joan M. Ryder
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
The focus of this research is on designing an instructional environment for aiding the acquisition of concepts involving dynamic spatial reasoning needed for air combat maneuvering (ACM). The key ACM concepts involve movement in time and space, which are difficult to communicate in lectures, print… More

LoCO: A Low-Cost Oculometer for Head-mounted Wearable Computer Displays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: William J. Weiland
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
A concept for a Low-Cost Oculometer (LoCO) is proposed as a technology to provide hands-free eye-control for wearable computers with head-mounted displays (HMD's). LoCO builds on ongoing research performed by the proposed research team which demonstrates versatile discrete and continuous control by… More

WARPABLE DIGITAL RODENT BRAIN ATLAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Eilbert, James L
Award Amount: $99,950.00

NEW HEALTH ASSESSMENT METHODS FOR CANCER PREVENTION

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Schwartz, Stanley M
Award Amount: $99,969.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne W Zachary Phd
Award Amount: $599,875.00

A Cogntive Learning Architecture for Shipboard Systems (CLASS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary
Award Amount: $69,983.00
Abstract:
Not Available This proposal prescribes an approach for developing a Survivable Multi Level Secure (MLS) Architecture (SMA). This survivable computing architecture will allow a DD21 class platform to rapidly prepare in real time for the recovery and protection of critical C2 and C4I applications in… More

Reference Architecture Tools Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves
Award Amount: $119,969.00
Abstract:
Not Available MSSA has discovered a mechanical means that can improve drift stability and sensitivity of MEMS accelerometers by orders of magnitude. This will make ultra-precise nano-g accelerometers feasible. We have a unique means that gives a flexure pivoted reference pendulum the appearance of… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,962.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Cathy Abeita
Award Amount: $99,200.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,995.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn, III, Ph.D
Award Amount: $69,973.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Pesavento, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,993.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: John Deaton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves
Award Amount: $119,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly J. Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,981.00

Reference Architecture Tools Support

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Darius Miller
Award Amount: $729,379.00

Global-local Modeling of 21st Century Truck/Military Smart Vehicle Composite Srtuctures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $720,040.00
Abstract:
Under Strike Force concepts being developed by several battle labs, future weapon systems will be agent-controlled. However,

Autonomous Handheld Navigation/Communication/Tracking System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Fred Reed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,725.00
Abstract:
In complex man-machine systems, increasing performance of computing and sensor technology often places proportionate new demands on system operators. For example, in Naval sonar systems, tremendous increases in sensor and signal processing capacity haveimposed increasingly difficult demands on… More

Work-Centered Interface Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
The mismatch between worker needs and information systems design and performance has long been noted, and has given rise to a long body of research on ways to factor the user more explicitly into the interface and system design process. Active interfacesthat act as infomediaries between underlying… More

A Decision Aid for a Surveillance Satellite Crew Shift Supervisor

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,950.00
Abstract:
To be effective in today's threat environment, the Air Force's Global Engagement doctrine asserts that personnel be responsive, innovative, adaptable, and agile. This will be particularly important for the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Low CrewChief. The SBIRS Low Crew Chief will have to… More

Comanche Tactics and Survivability Expert Planner

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Eilbert, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
There is a great need for innovative tools to support training, mission planning and cognitive decision aiding for tactics and survivability of advanced rotorcraft systems like Comanche and Apache Longbow. As the Rotorcraft Pilots Associate (RPA) programis demonstrating, recognizing human cognitive… More

Data Sonification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Fred Reed, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,998.00
Abstract:
A Semiotic Design Methodology for Data SonificationDisplay of complex information through sound, or Data Sonification (DS), is a promising technology that remains relatively unexploited in both military and non-military information systems. The primaryreason for this deficit is the lack of… More

Adaptable Cognitive Decision Aids For Embedded Weapon Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Ptincipal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,957.00
Abstract:
The reduction of crew sizes in new Army systems such as Future Combat System (FCS) is threatening to overload the cognitive abilities of the remaining operators. Since past technology advances have already served to automate many of the rote proceduraltasks contributing to crew workload, much of… More

Cognitive Decision Aids (CODA) for Combat C4I

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Glorminda Mcallister, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,947.00
Abstract:
The overall CODA objective in Phase II is to produce a mature, useful, and marketable set of cognitive decision agents for use within the Multi-Role Armament System (MRAS) Fires reference architecture. CODA will be modular, and expandable to otherapplications, such as Objective Force Warrior. CODA… More

Innovative Hands-Free Point-and-Click Computer Control Device Within a Moving Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Weiland, Principle Investigator
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
A concept for a Gaze-based Point-And-Click (G-PAC) interface component is proposed as an ideal human-computer interaction technology for operations within moving vehicles. In recent years there has been considerable interest in combat vehicle crewreduction through the incorporation of increased… More

Compact High-Power Electronic Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd Glenn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,926.00
Abstract:
The System for Management and Allocation of Recurring Tasks (SMART) is proposed to facilitate allocation of team tasks in complex Navy systems. SMART offers a model-based framework for identifying the sequence of tasks which a Navy team performs alongwith specification of all relevant… More

A Highly Sensitive Array-Based POCT Sensor for Respiratory Pathogens

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,944.00
Abstract:
Although computerized patient records have been the focus of much recent research and a number of commercial systems have been developed, they have met resistance from the clinician user community because key end-user issues have not been addressed.Previous research by the proposed research team… More

EYE-VOICE ENABLEMENT TECHNOLOGY: EVEN TECH

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Floyd A. Glenn
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
The proposed research improves computer access for individuals impaired in their ability to operate manual input devices. By leveraging and extending eye-voice interface technology recently developed by the proposed principal investigator and research team, assistive technology will be developed to… More

Cognitive Demands of Warfighter Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,986.00
Abstract:
The intent of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a feasible design for the Cognition-Centered Constructivistic Program of Instruction (C3PI) for Aircrew Planning. C3PI will consist of a set of training interventions that are designed tostrategically build aircrew mission planning… More

Video/Imagery Super-Parallel and Supercomputer-Path (VISPII) Stand-Alone Hardware Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joan Ryder, Project Manager
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This research is aimed at developing a dialogue-based intelligent tutoring system, called Automated Tutoring Environment for Command or ATEC, to provide deliberate practice designed to improve battlefield command reasoning. It automates the Army ResearchInstitute classroom training program, Think… More

Video/Imagery Super-Parallel and Supercomputer-Path (VISPII) Stand-Alone Hardware Compression

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Joan Ryder, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,948.00
Abstract:
This research is aimed at developing a dialogue-based intelligent tutoring system, called Automated Tutoring Environment for Command or ATEC, to provide deliberate practice designed to improve battlefield command reasoning. It automates the Army ResearchInstitute classroom training program, Think… More

A WARPABLE DIGITAL RODENT BRAIN ATLAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James L. Eilbert
Award Amount: $0.00

A WARPABLE DIGITAL RODENT BRAIN ATLAS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James L. Eilbert
Award Amount: $376,181.00

Development of a Work-centered Infomediary Application Toolkit (WAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
"The mismatch between worker needs and information systems interface design and performance has long been noted, and has given rise to a large body of research on ways to factor the user more explicitly into the interface and system design process. Activework-centered interfaces that act as… More

Adaptive Decision Enabling and Performance Tracking

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,961.00
Abstract:
"To be effective in today's threat environment, the Air Force Global Engagement doctrine instructs personnel to be responsive, innovative, adaptable, and agile. This will be particularly important for Space-Based Infrared System senior operationspersonnel. These personnel will be managing crews… More

Development of a SMART Aid for the AADC Team Manager

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Floyd Glenn, III, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,925.00
Abstract:
"The System for Management and Allocation of Recurring Tasks (SMART) will aid team management for complex Navy systems, with initial application to the Area Air Defense Coordination (AADC) system. SMART manages the sequence of tasks which a Navy teamperforms based on specification of relevant… More

Embedded Training in an Optimized Manning Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Hicinbothom, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,938.00
Abstract:
"The demands upon Naval training systems, organizations, and staff will only increase as the 21st Century unfolds. Significant strides have been made not only in demonstrating feasibility (e.g., AETS) of advanced embedded training systems, but also indeploying embedded simulation/stimulation and… More

Real-Time Assessment of Student State

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Hicinbothom, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,908.00
Abstract:
"An Automated Real-Time Instructional State Adaptive Network (ARTISAN) is proposed as both an instrument for real-time assessment of student knowledge state and as an integrative framework for combining and employing a variety of student state assessmentinstruments. ARTISAN will provide a real-time… More

Messaging Interaction Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,929.00
Abstract:
"Readiness training for satellite operators does not currently feature certain important systems that exist in the operations center - systems that play a major role in space operations and, more importantly, systems that play key roles in coordinating withand supporting external agencies and… More

Speech Interface Architecture For Human To Agent Interactions

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Memphis
Principal Investigator: James Stokes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,951.00
RI Contact: Max Louwerse
Abstract:
"The use of agents as synthetic entities is a key technology in the development of next generation simulation based training and performance support systems. In these systems agents must collaborate with humans, communicating through speech. Unlike manyexisting speech technology applications which… More

Reusable, Adaptable and Scalable Decision Aids Components for Future Combat Weapon System Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,957.00
Abstract:
"A key technology hurdle for advanced weapon technology is that of Battle Damage Assessment and Retargeting (BDAR). In a recent experiment involving precision guided missiles, missiles could not distinguish between destroyed targets, and targets stillpresenting a threat. Typically, 6 missiles… More

Imagery Exploitation Applications of Neuroscience

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NGA
Principal Investigator: James Eilbert, Project Manager
Award Amount: $99,932.00
Abstract:
"The primary objective of this effort is to develop a robust object matching system that can be applied to a variety of image exploitation needs. The analytical decisions by our proposed context aware, neural column-based image expert (CANCIE) will utilizecontext knowledge or expectations about the… More

Virtual Simulation Tools for Cultural Familiarization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Weiland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,966.00
Abstract:
"In the coming decade, the U.S. military will become increasingly engaged in a variety of activities unlike the conventional military engagements of the past. Such "Operations Other Than War" (OOTW) depend on the ability of U.S. troops to understand andnegotiate a complex of societal and cultural… More

Intelligent Multi-Agent Hybrid Systems Control Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,921.00
Abstract:
"As Objective Force weapon systems such as Future Combat System (FCS), Multi-Role Armament System (MRAAS), and robotic missile, gun, sensor and reconnaissance systems approach fielding, humans who must control these systems are faced with an extremelydifficult span of control and cognitive awareness… More

A Reference Architecture for Patient-record Interface Deployment PH II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"Computerized patient records (CPRs) have been the focus of substantial research and several commercial systems have been developed, but all have met resistance from the clinician users because key medical practitioner needs were inadequately addressed.The research team applied its prior… More

Cognition-Centered Constructivistic Program of Instruction (C3PI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
"The primary objective of the C3PI application is to build mission planning expertise that facilitates on-the-fly replanning and decision making. The design of C3PI is influenced by a combination of past research, research conducted during this effort, andplanning and training strategies with a… More

A Reference Architecture for Patient-record Interface Deployment PH II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,932.00
Abstract:
"Computerized patient records (CPRs) have been the focus of substantial research and several commercial systems have been developed, but all have met resistance from the clinician users because key medical practitioner needs were inadequately addressed.The research team applied its prior… More

Cognition-Centered Constructivistic Program of Instruction (C3PI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $745,738.00
Abstract:
"The primary objective of the C3PI application is to build mission planning expertise that facilitates on-the-fly replanning and decision making. The design of C3PI is influenced by a combination of past research, research conducted during this effort, andplanning and training strategies with a… More

Training Environment Support System (TESS) for Enhancing Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Simulation Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,922.00
Abstract:
The Training Environment Support System (TESS) is designed to contribute to space operations training by (1) adding satellite operations center (SOC) support applications to Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) training facilities and (2) providinginstructors and trainees with training aids. … More

Battle Damage Assessment and Retargeting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,917.00
Abstract:
Battle Damage Assessment and Retargeting (BDAR) is a key technology hurdle for precision guided missile targeting. In an April 2003 experiment at Redstone Arsenal, precision guided missiles could not distinguish between destroyed targets, and targetsstill presenting a threat. Typically, 6 missiles… More

FCS Unit of Action (UOA) Robotic Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,927.00
Abstract:
As Objective Force weapon systems such as Future Combat System (FCS), Multi-Role Armament System (MRAAS), and robotic missile, gun, sensor and reconnaissance systems approach fielding, humans who must control these systems are faced with an extremelydifficult span of control and cognitive awareness… More

Virtual Simulation Tools for Cultural Familiarization

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: John Deaton, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,895.00
Abstract:
The Virtual Environment Cultural Training for Operational Readiness (VECTOR) Phase II effort focuses on constructing a training infrastructure that supports representation of culture-related behavior and speech-based dialog, that can be integrated withexisting virtual environments, and that is… More

Intermediate Staging Base Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,912.00
Abstract:
As Objective Force systems such as Future Combat System (FCS) and Objective Force Warrior (OFW) are fielded, the battlespace will feature increased lethality, reduced numbers of combat systems, reduced decision making cycles, and a shift from traditionallogistics planning/ execution to logistics… More

Intermediate Staging Base Decision Aid

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,908.00
Abstract:
As Objective Force systems such as Future Combat System (FCS) and Objective Force Warrior (OFW) are fielded, the battlespace will feature increased lethality, reduced numbers of combat systems, reduced decision making cycles, and a shift from traditionallogistics planning/ execution to logistics… More

Conversational Agents in a Pattern Oriented Training Environment (CAPOTE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,939.00
Abstract:
Initial pilot training programs such as Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) presents students with an array of complex skills to acquire and integrate in a dynamic, time-sensitive performance context. Since most of a student's hours in UPT are spent on theground, training could be fundamentally… More

Satellite Technician Advanced Training System (STATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,977.00
Abstract:
It is very difficult to develop complex diagnostic skills in the absence of a tangible and concrete system context. Air Force space system operators are required to develop diagnostic expertise for spacecraft they have never and will never see. Thisproblem has been recognized by training cadre at… More

Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
Training teams of military operators is critical to effective performance in combat situations increasingly characterized by network-centric, information-rich environments and the corresponding demands on rapid, collaborative decision making. Performanceassessment of task skills is an inadequate… More

HapNet: Optimizing the Application of Haptics for Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,908.00
RI Contact: Don Washburn
Abstract:
Haptic interfaces are being designed to enhance user interactions with entities in virtual environments. Potentially, haptics has widespread training applications and can be expected to enhance the perception of immersion and expand the breadth of skillsthat can be trained. However, while visual… More

Sensors and Methods to Handle UAV

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CH
Principal Investigator: J. C. LeMentec, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,964.00
RI Contact: Peter Bajcsy
Abstract:
To gain acceptance into the fleet, the new generation of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) must mix seamlessly with the existing traffic on an aircraft carrier deck, where up to 50 aircraft and a numerous flight deck personnel may be present. Toward this end,the Navy is setting a UAV requirement to… More

Automated Wingman

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: William Weiland, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,931.00
Abstract:
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) plays a major role in the development of new technologies for both military and civilian applications. The Army uses M&S to improve effectiveness and efficiency in developing tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs);development and design; testing and evaluating… More

Future Force Warrior Advanced Interface - formerly Innovative Hands-Free Point-and-Click Computer Control Device Within a Moving Vehicle

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,853.00
Abstract:
When systems such as Future Force Warrior (FFW) are fielded, the need for highly advanced user interface concepts increases. In the FFW program, there is a critical need for a nearly "hands-free" user interface that allows the soldier to work with automation tools within a head-mounted display… More

Conversational Agents in a Pattern Oriented Training Environment (CAPOTE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell
Award Amount: $749,973.00
Abstract:
Training programs such as Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) present students with an array of complex skills to integrate in a dynamic, time-sensitive performance context. Instructors are frequently forced to spend some of a student's limited flight hours reviewing skills that could be… More

Satellite Technician Advanced Training System (STATS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kelly Neville
Award Amount: $749,915.00
Abstract:
The reliance of military operations on near real-time and, in some cases, real-time information delivery from satellites is growing, especially as the military moves toward its goal of sensor-to-shooter information delivery. The cost of a single mistake or slow response can be exorbitant, resulting… More

HapNet: Optimizing the Application of Haptics for Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: Universtity of Central Florida
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $490,792.00
RI Contact: Don Washburn
Abstract:
Haptic interfaces are being designed to enhance user interactions with entities in virtual environments. Potentially, haptics has widespread training applications. However, while visual and auditory stimuli have long been effectively incorporated into immersive training environments, haptics… More

Threat Assessment and Prediction System (TAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: James Eilbert, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,923.00
Abstract:
The intelligence community as a whole has suffered from information overload due to a glut of information and a dearth of analysis. With the restructuring of the intelligence community, and the redirection of information flow to widen dissemination, the amount of information that must be analyzed is… More

Threat Assessment and Prediction System (TAPS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,972.00
Abstract:
The intelligence community suffers from information overload due to a glut of information and a dearth of analysis. With restructuring of the intelligence community, and redirection of information flow to widen dissemination, the amount of information that must be analyzed is increasing rapidly.… More

Mapped Optimal Ad-Hoc Teams (MOAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,946.00
Abstract:
Implementation of new doctrine in structures such as the Unit of Action (UA) has resulted in command organizations that are distributed, fluid, and highly mobile, in contrast to legacy organizational structures which relied on a co-location in a 'big tent.' Battle lab experiments show that… More

Intelligent WCSS for Counterspace, (IWC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Michael Szczepkowski, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,917.00
Abstract:
An increasing dependency on and criticality of space capabilities represents a significant and growing vulnerability. Defensive Counterspace Operations (DCS) to protect these capabilities against enemy threat are now a top DoD priority. In particular, attainment of DCS will require operators to… More

Advanced Virtual Environment Haptic Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,990.00
Abstract:
Virtual training environments are becoming increasingly important to the U.S. Army for training warfighters as the Army transitions to Objective Force. However, in support of better simulation, the incorporation of haptics has lagged behind the simulation of visual and auditory cues. Reasons for… More

Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: University of South Florida
Principal Investigator: Dawn Riddle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,967.00
RI Contact: Robin Murphy
Abstract:
Military decision-making for ground forces is driven by tactical constraints and opportunities based on terrain. Future Force Warrior (FFW)and Future Combat Systems (FCS) are developing advanced functional capabilities, but soldiers still have to take and hold tactically significant terrain. … More

Advanced Virtual Environment Haptic Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,919.00
Abstract:
Virtual training environments are becoming increasingly important to the U.S. Army for training warfighters as the Army transitions to Objective Force. Training systems are providing more realistic battlefield contexts for the dismounted soldier, increasing soldier immersion and providing a better… More

Atlas Guided Image Expert - AGIE

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: James L. Eilbert
Award Amount: $99,575.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The atlas-guided image expert (AGIE) will semi-automatically delineate structures in brain imagery using intensity and textural variation in the imagery itself, expected position and shape information coming from a brain atlas, and procedural knowledge (i.e., the… More

Terrain Analysis for Human-Robot Interaction (TAH-RI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Principal Investigator: Dawn Riddle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,972.00
RI Contact: Robin Murphy
Abstract:
Understanding the right thing to do in the battlespace is contingent on knowledge of the terrain and its tactical importance for military operations (e.g., terrain restricts or enhances abilities to observe, move, and shoot). The product of this Phase II effort will be TAH-RI, a COTS software… More

CDAS Web Interface Services (CWIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,984.00
Abstract:
In the last five years, the Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) has made Network-centric Joint Time Critical Targeting (TCT) a major focus of its annual JFCOM exercises. The current ARDEC Combat Decision Aiding System (CDAS) application, which provides an order of magnitude improvement in TCT is currently… More

Advanced Algorithms for Attack of Moving Targets (A3MT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,976.00
Abstract:
In Effects Based Operations (EBO), we apply the proper joint lethal and nonlethal effects to gain a desired outcome. At the tactical level, EBO translates to time critical targeting (TCT), where joint assets must be quickly targeted to obtain effects on a fleeting or moving ground target,. The… More

Expeditionary Future Force and Element Configuration Tool (EFFECT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dawn Riddle, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,939.00
Abstract:
The U.S. Army's Future Force strategy will result in a Force that (1) is capable of conducting any mission in any environment against any enemy, and (2) enables individuals at any level within the Force to access the same information and situational awareness. The two capabilities together allow and… More

Joint Systems Engineering Methodology (JSEM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,924.00
Abstract:
Systems Development (SD) processes demonstrate a need for improvement, particularly to increase the frequency with which systems succeed in real world settings. Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) offers numerous principles, methods, and tools that are well-suited to addressing areas in which SD is… More

Cognitive Architecture Bridge (CAB)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: J. C. Le Mentec, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,943.00
Abstract:
Years of research in human behavior modeling have yielded a wide array of cognitive architectures. The most vital challenges confronting the field are to find an economical way to leverage the strengths of each of the multiple existing architectures and to facilitate and simplify the manner in which… More

HapMed: Application of Haptics for Combat Medic Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,980.00
Abstract:
Haptic interfaces are being designed to enhance immersive training opportunities in computer-based training environments. One potential application is the training of combat medics within realistic warfighting scenarios. The addition of haptic feedback can potentially enhance the perception of… More

MoPAD: Mobile Planning and Assessment for Diabetes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Maulitz
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal focuses on research to establish the feasibility of developing MoPAD, a Mobile Planning and Assessment device for Diabetics that is a hand-held (but platform independent) patient-centric tool for management of Diabetes Mellitus (DM). MoPAD combines… More

Cycles Of SiTuation Update with ModEls (COSTUME)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: James Eilbert, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,187.00
Abstract:
An extensible system for level 2 and 3 data fusion utilizing new classes of Behavioral, Situation and Threat Models will be developed. The framework for this system is based on a model of the human analytic process in which cycles of situation update and revision are performed as evidence arrives… More

Vigilance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Russell C. Maulitz
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant) Skilled Support Personnel play an integral role in any disaster response operation. However, several reports have found that our nation's SSP are inadequately trained to respond to incidents involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). These reports put forth… More

Common Technical/Tactical Fire Control Interface (CT2FC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $119,927.00
Abstract:
The future force battlespace will contain numerous different mounted and dismounted armament systems that must action fire directives from netted effects control cells which may mix and match weapon systems as required to attack targets. Each weapon system has different user interfaces and control… More

A Cognitive Agent Approach to MedNet Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Russell Maulitz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,948.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems, Inc., proposes to develop a smart system to aid field medics and other front-line medical personal in diagnosing and treating combat (and non-combat) injuries. Called MedNet, this system also provides a database of specific cases that can supplement the information provided by MedNet's… More

Adaptive Command and Collaboration within Network-Centric Operations using Insight from Contextualized Network Visualization, Analysis

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Chapman, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $774,865.00
Abstract:
The evolution of network-centric environments increasingly provides access to more data and collaborators relevant to decision making. Unfortunately, it also means the decision-maker increasingly needs to efficiently and effectively utilize that data in order to stay competitive. In network-centric… More

Advanced Algorithms for Attack of Moving Targets (A3MT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investiagtor
Award Amount: $729,999.00
Abstract:
In Effects Based Operations (EBO), we apply the proper joint lethal and nonlethal effects to gain a desired outcome. At the tactical level, EBO translates to time critical targeting (TCT), where joint assets must be quickly targeted to obtain effects on a fleeting or moving ground target. The… More

CDAS Web Interface Services (CWIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,980.00
Abstract:
The Joint Forces Command (JFCOM) has made Network-centric Joint Time Critical Targeting (TCT) a major focus. A major feature of the TCT environment is web services which allow interaction between dissimilar targeting systems. The ARDEC Combat Decision Aiding System (CDAS) application, which… More

Cognitive Architecture Bridge (CAB)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: J. C. LeMentec, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,874.00
Abstract:
The rapid technology development for modeling and simulating human behavior and cognition has resulted in many incompatible Human Behavioral Representation (HBR) software systems. As HBR technology comes of age, there is growing interest in practical applications, such as the Air Force ¡V… More

HapMed: Application of Haptics for Combat Medic Training

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,976.00
Abstract:
The envisioned Phase II HapMed training system combines game-based simulation and haptic technologies to support pedagogically sound 91W10 skills training and practice. HapMed was designed to be responsive to the need to support 91W10 sustainment training and builds on Phase I efforts - a cognitive… More

Joint Systems Engineering Methodology (JSEM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,889.00
Abstract:
A paradigm shift is needed to support the engineering of complex cognitive systems. In the Phase II Joint Systems Engineering Methodology effort, CHI Systems proposes to build upon Phase I results to guide the paradigm shift through three interdependent efforts. First, we will develop and… More

Common Technical/Tactical Fire Control Interface (CT2FC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,856.00
Abstract:
The future force battlespace will contain numerous different mounted and dismounted armament systems that must execute fire directives from netted effects control cells which may mix and match weapon systems as required to attack targets. Each weapon system has different user interfaces and control… More

Fundamental Interactions Generating Heterogeneous Teams including Robots (FIGHT-R)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Hicinbothom, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,994.00
Abstract:
Fully autonomous, taskable robots for use in unconstrained environments are still a dream rather than a reality because of a host of problems, including capabilities of existing sensors, effectors, and control/planning software. Indeed, concepts of operations for robot use require that robots… More

Cognitive Agents for Simulation of Battlefield Airspace (CASBA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,996.00
Abstract:
Distributed simulation has the potential to promote more useful experiments and more effective joint exercises, with platforms from all branches of the services operating within the same virtual battlespace. The advantages of a virtual battlefield airspace could be significantly extended through the… More

Virtual Environments for Soldier Training via Editable Demonstrations (VESTED)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Floyd Glenn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Army needs for improved skill training capabilities, especially through use of virtual environments (VEs), has given rise to the need for a versatile facility for creation of VE demonstrations of Army skills along with empirical research to prescribe appropriate, effective uses of this type of skill… More

Automated Target Hand-Off for Sensor to Shooter (ATHOSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Systems (UMS) will pervade the future force battlespace and work closely with humans in the joint targeting environment. The US Army ARDEC has developed the concept of a joint manned-unmanned system team (JMUST), for which target handoff between humans and UMS working together in a small… More

Training to Enable/Achieve Culturally Sensitive Healthcare (TEACH)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Dawn Riddle
Award Amount: $103,600.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Although achieving cultural competence and responsive healthcare delivery in one of the most important public health goals, professional training of healthcare providers in culturally sensitive communication with patients is severely lacking. Public health… More

Training Optimization for Generic Game-based Learning Environments (TOGGLE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Floyd Glenn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,988.00
Abstract:
Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) operations require U.S. military personnel to interact and communicate effectively with people whose cultures, languages, and beliefs are very different from their own. SSTR operations require tact and understanding of the motives and… More

Modeling Culturally Accurate Behavior via Multiplayer Game Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,991.00
Abstract:
Military simulations involving non-player characters (NPCs) from non-US cultures are becoming increasingly important for training and mission rehearsal. However, creating culturally-realistic behaviors for these characters remains a technical challenge because there is not a clear standard or… More

Motive and Affect-based Robotic Control (MARC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,956.00
Abstract:
Wider use of robotic and uninhabited vehicles is limited by needs for UxVs to be intermittently out of direct operator control and thus operate under relative autonomy, and for a simple and efficient human controller interface. This proposal addresses both issues by using human-human interaction… More

Automated Target Hand-Off for Sensor to Shooter (ATHOSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Ken Graves, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $729,836.00
Abstract:
Unmanned Systems (UMS) will pervade the future force battlespace and work closely with humans in joint targeting. The US Army ARDEC has developed the concept of a joint manned-unmanned system team (JMUST), where target handoff between humans and UMS working together in a small team has been… More

A Cognitive Agent Approach to MedNet Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Russell Maulitz, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $746,873.00
Abstract:
Emergency personnel deal with a range of acute problems resulting from battlefield gunshot and improvised explosive device trauma to accidents, terroristic acts, and a variety of other incidents. Front line medical personnel often encounter these problems away from communications and medical… More

TEACH PH II

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Wayne W. Zachary
Award Amount: $762,394.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This Phase II application seeks to develop TEACH (Training to Enable and Achieve Culturally Sensitive Healthcare), a low-cost desktop-computer-based product for training culturally sensitive healthcare delivery. TEACH w ill serve patients from the… More

Modeling Culturally Accurate Behavior via Multiplayer Game Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Military simulations involving non-player characters (NPCs) representing non-US cultures are becoming increasingly important for training and mission rehearsal. However, creating culturally-realistic behaviors for these characters remains a technical challenge due to the lack of a clear standard or… More

Virtual Environment Composable Training for Operational Readiness - Total Instructional Package (VECTOR-TIP)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Floyd Glenn, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,806.00
Abstract:
Cultural skills are increasingly important for military actions recently undertaken by the U.S., where close continuous contact with the indigenous population is necessary. All ground forces being deployed in culturally distinct and sensitive areas need to have at least some basics skills,… More

Augmented Reality for Enhancing Combat Medic Skills Training (MedSkills)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Fowlkes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,328.00
Abstract:
Combat medics provide battlefield medical care under austere conditions and respond to traumas less frequently seen in civilian settings. CHI Systems, Inc. proposes to team with the Institute for Simulation and Training to address training for combat medics through the application of augmented… More

Fundamental Interactions Generating Heterogeneous Teams including Robots (FIGHT-R)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: James Hicinbothom, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,955.00
Abstract:
Fully autonomous, taskable robots for use in unconstrained environments are still a dream rather than a reality because of a host of problems, including capabilities of existing sensors, effectors, and control/planning software. Indeed, concepts of operations for robot use are tending toward robots… More

Motive and Affect-based Robotic Control (MARC)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $742,044.00
Abstract:
This project addresses two core challenges to wider and more effective use of robotic and uninhabited vehicles (UxVs), the need for more robust and understandable autonomy, and for simplified, intuitive, and more learnable human control mechanisms. The Phase I effort created an advanced control… More

Methodologies for rapid software integration, test and transition to an operational state

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Brian Gill-Price, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $729,889.00
Abstract:
The Darwin Test Engine addresses increasing complexity of new and legacy systems with technology designed to increase a system's test coverage and robustness through unprecedented flexibility within the test architecture. Darwin leverages algorithmic execution of tests varying the sequences, data… More

Representation Environment for Translated Network Analyses (RETNA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: James Stokes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,632.00
Abstract:
Driven by immediate homeland security concerns, much recent research has focused on formal predictive methodologies. The effectiveness and even the appropriateness of these methodologies continue to be hotly debated. Analyses focused at the organizational or mid-range level of group activity offer… More

A Framework for Experiential-learning Design (FRED) with associated tools for Just-in-time Authoring of Cultural Knowledge (JACK)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,978.00
Abstract:
Overseas contingency operations and the growing importance of irregular warfare have created an increased need to train military personnel on non-kinetic activities in diverse socio-cultural environments. Serious games --simulation based training using computer game technology -- offers a… More

Data Analysis Visualization and INtegrated framework for Cultural Intelligence (DAVINCI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Charles Barba, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,777.00
Abstract:
Human Social Cultural Behavioral (HSCB) models and the output data they produce are urgently needed to support a range of operations from counter-terrorism to irregular warfare to Security, Stability, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR). The capability to visualize HSCB model outputs in an… More

PREFLAG: Preparing Allied Forces for Red Flag with Desktop Simulation and Speech-Interactive Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,601.00
Abstract:
A typical Red Flag may involve 1,500 personnel and 100 aircraft representing four or five nations. Each event presents critical safety-of-flight and range considerations. Many participants are non-native speakers of English, in a context where technical, rapid, and information-rich communication can… More

Human Total Cost of Ownership Decision Support System (HTCO)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Wayne Zachary, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,642.00
Abstract:
Realistic cost estimates are essential to the acquisition process. This proposal argues that approaches such as Total Cost of Ownership fall short of assessing the full costs of an item to be acquired because they largely avoid one main source of costs (and benefits) of the products/system to be… More

The CMO Tracker: A system of analytical tools to assess local economic conditions.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: James Stokes, Principal Investigator – (215) 542-1400
Award Amount: $99,778.00
Abstract:
CHI Systems proposes an innovative system of analytical tools to assess the local economic conditions. The goal of our system would be to allow the Marine/Soldier to assess the current local economic status by identifying economic infrastructure, recognizing power brokers and their relationship to… More

Game-based Architecture for Mentor-Enhanced Training Environments (GAMETE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, Principal Investigator – (215) 542-1400
Award Amount: $149,643.00
Abstract:
The widespread use of serious games for military training has been accompanied by a growing concern that too little attention is paid to the underlying instructional design or pedagogical theory. Even in objective-driven game design, serious games with cognitive learning objectives can lack… More

Data Analysis Visualization and INtegrated framework for Cultural Intelligence (DAVINCI)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: James Eilbert, Principal Investigator – (215) 542-1400
Award Amount: $725,623.00
Abstract:
Cultural information, including the input/output from Human Social Cultural Behavioral (HSCB) models, is urgently needed to support a range of military operations from counter-terrorism and insurgency to Security, Stability, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR). In this Phase II effort, CHI… More

Situational Awareness with Layered Visualizations for Operators of Unmanned System Aggregates (SALVO-USA)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, President&CEO – (215) 542-1400
Award Amount: $79,979.00
Abstract:
As deployed UxVs and the range of their applications continue to increase, the responsibility of the UxV operator has likewise shifted to encompass simultaneous control of an aggregate of multiple vehicles from multiple warfare domains. In this new aggregated paradigm, replanning, retasking, and… More

Game-based Architecture for Mentor-Enhanced Training Environments (GAMETE)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Benjamin Bell, President – (215) 542-1400
Award Amount: $499,915.00
Abstract:
The widespread use of serious games for military training has been accompanied by a growing concern that too little attention is paid to the underlying instructional design or pedagogical theory. Even in objective-driven game design, serious games with cognitive learning objectives can lack… More