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FUNCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS FOR SIMULATING THE STRESS ENVIRONMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
8539
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8539
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eagle Technology Inc.
2300 - S 9th St/ste 400 Arlington, VA 22204
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FUNCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS FOR SIMULATING THE STRESS ENVIRONMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $484,305.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH FROM WORLD WAR II TO THE PRESENT INDICATES THAT THE STRESS OF COMBAT CONDITIONS IS A PRIMARY SOURCE OF TASK AND MISSION PERFORMANCE DECREMENT. YET, IT IS THE TRUE TEST OF MILITARY SYSTEMS AND PERSONNEL THAT THEY OPERATE EFFECTIVELY IN THIS STRESS ENVIRONMENT. ONE OPTIMAL INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY TO OVERCOME THIS DEGRADATION IS TO ALLOW TRAINING AND PRACTICE OF CRITICAL SKILLS UNDER THE STRESS OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS THAT PERSONNEL WILL BE FACED WITH. THIS STRATEGY CALLS FOR REALISTIC, HIGH FIDELITY SIMULATIONS, AND HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN A VARIETY OF MILITARY APPLICATIONS. ALTHOUGH THE PHYSICAL FIDELITY OF A TRAINING SYSTEM CAN BE ATTAINED WITH GREAT PRECISION, THERE ARE NO DESIGN GUIDELINES AVAILABLE FOR EFFECTIVELY SIMULATING THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF THE STRESS ENVIRONMENT. THEREFORE, STRESS TRAINING, A CRITICAL COMPONENT OF EFFECTIVE MILITARY TRAINING, IS DESIGNED LARGELY ON INTUITIVE AND LESS THAN OPTIMAL GROUNDS. THIS PROJECT WILL RESEARCH AND DEVELOP THE PRIMARY FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR AN EFFECTIVE STRESS SIMULATION. THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE USED IN FOLLOW-ON RESEARCH TO DESIGN EFFECTIVE TRAINING SCENARIOS AND OVERLAYS, TO DEVELOP REALISTIC RESEARCH SETTINGS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF STRESS EFFECTS, AND TO GUIDE EQUIPMENT DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Dr James E Driskell
3056296010

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Eagle Technology Inc.
2300 - S 9th St/ste 400 Arlington, VA 22204

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