USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

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

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
CHI Systems Inc
PA Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1047
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Training Environment Support System (TESS) for Enhancing Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Simulation Training
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-C-6321
Award Amount: $749,922.00


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. Currently, high fidelity, simulation-based training for satellite operators does not feature certain important support applications. CHI Systems, Inc. proposes to build cloned versions of these applications,which include weather, scheduling, and internet messaging applications, on a single computer networked to an instructor workstation to allow:¿ training exercises to mirror real world operations;¿ personnel to learn how to interact with them and use their information in a training environment rather than on the job; and¿ personnel to gain experience responding to alerts and warnings generated by those applications.TESS training aids will include scenario development and management, performance tracking and assessment, expert guidance, and instructor-trainee communication tools, in addition to supplementary aids for enhancing knowledge about alerts, warnings, andevents (AWEs) and orbital mechanics. Mature in-house cognitive agent technology will be used to build intelligence into training aids, allowing them to provide guidance in a context-sensitive manner during training exercises.

Principal Investigator:

Kelly Neville
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Phil Rollhauser
Mgr of Contracts
Small Business Information at Submission:

1035 Virginia Drive, Ste 300 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232387734
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No