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Unit Casualty Extraction Trainer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92073
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A083-201-0576
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Unit Casualty Extraction Trainer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0047
Award Amount: $69,690.00
 

Abstract:

Although vehicle extraction skill training exists in the military, there is a pressing need for casualty extraction training that incorporates environmental dangers and the ability adapt and reuse the training instruments (i.e. the vehicles). Due to the complexities of the various ways in which the vehicle may come to rest, the injuries sustained by those within the vehicle and the dangers of the environment this type of training needs to be able to be manipulated and repeated across a wide variety of variables. Utilizing "discarded vehicles" is not effective as they can often only be utilized once and lack the ability to be adapted to specific training needs. Furthermore, performing extraction techniques beyond the basic level in the military requires the additional environmental stressors that are found in theater. The purpose of this work is threefold: 1) to examine the KSAs of those engaging in casualty vehicle extraction in order to determine the requirements of what needs to be trained 2) to develop and evaluate the feasibility of possible simulation strategies to effectively train extraction techniques and procedures and 3) develop a simulation based trainer capable of training extraction techniques under realistic environments (e.g., time constraints, sounds, smells, noise).

Principal Investigator:

Laura Milham
Director, Training Systems
4077060977
laura@designinteractive.net

Business Contact:

John Stanney
CFO
4077060977
john@designinteractive.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

DESIGN INTERACTIVE, INC.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765

EIN/Tax ID: 593534927
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No