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DECREASEING THE COST AND INCREASING THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER BASED TRAINING…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8506
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8506
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digital Dispatch Inc
1580 Rice Creek Rd Fridley, MN 55432
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: DECREASEING THE COST AND INCREASING THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER BASED TRAINING SIMULATIONS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,590.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AUTHORING SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN PRODUCING COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING LESSONS CONTAINING SEQUENCES OF TEXT AND GRAPHICS SCREENS THROUGH WHICH THE STUDENT IS GUIDED UNTIL MASTERY IS ACHIEVED. IN A PERSONNEL TRAINING SIMULATION, FAR MORE ADVANCED CAPABILITIES ARE REQUIRED, INCLUDING MULTITASKING, COMMUNICATION WITH EXTERNAL DEVICES, HIGH SPEED DATA ANALYSIS AND GRAPHICS SCREEN UPDATING, AND THE MONITORING OR INITIATION OF REAL-TIME EVENTS. THE EFFICIENCIES OF EXISTING AUTHORING SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES ARE LOST WHEN A HIGHLY SKILLED PROGRAMMER MUST DEVELOP THESE CAPABILITIES AT A LOW SYSTEM LEVEL. THIS PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE CAPABILITIES MOST NEEDED BY SIMULATION PROGRAMS, CREATE A PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS THESE CAPABILITIES, AND PERFORM TESTING TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. THIS RESEARCH CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP THE PROTOTYPE PRODUCT INTO A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE AUTHORING SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A PROGRAMMER WITH SIX MONTHS TO ONE YEAR EXPERIENCE TO DEVELOP SOPHISTICATED COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATIONS IN A HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE MANNER.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen h boggs
6125714952

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Digital Dispatch Inc
1580 Rice Creek Rd Fridley, MN 55432

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