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Embedded Training for Objective Force Warrior

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Department of Defense
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2003 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Information in Place, Inc.
Suite 206 501 N. Morton St. Bloomington, IN 47404-3743
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Embedded Training for Objective Force Warrior
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DASW03-03-C-001
Award Amount: $119,000.00


This proposal outlines a comprehensive plan to research, develop and test embedded training, performance measurement, and review methodologies for use in training proficient operation and tactical use of Objective Force Warrior (OFW) soldier equipment. Theresulting instructional and methodology assessment systems will use these methodologies to help instructional designers, trainers and soldiers design training for use in mixed reality (virtual and augmented) training environments. The proposingorganization, Information in Place, Inc. is uniquely qualified to perform this project because of its strengths in instructional design, mixed reality software development, human factors engineering, and Army subject matter expertise.The proposal describes the underlying technical infrastructure for supporting the deployment of embedded training in a mixed reality environment, a system known as MARCETE: Mobile Augmented Reality Contextual Embedded Training and EPSS (ElectronicPerformance Support System). This system will be used as the platform for prototyping and testing the instructional development methodology and resulting training scenarios in simulated MOUT sites using virtual reality and in a real MOUT environment usingaugmented reality in Phase 2. The resulting technology will enable the development of powerful new embedded training methodologies for use with OFW. This will help ensure the US Army maintains training superiority as it fields its next generation soldier system. These methodologiesshould empower individual soldiers and unit trainers to have more control over their training while maintaining high standards. This will result in enhanced situational understanding, reduced training costs, and better trained personnel.We anticipate dual use applications across other defense markets as well as commercial sectors including: Defense ; Emergency, public safety, and security services; Marine/boating; Mobile medical imaging; Field equipment maintenance; Fieldtraining/on-site/just-in-time/just-in-place training situations; Modeling and simulation; Computer-assisted design and engineering (CAD/CAE); and Computer gaming

Principal Investigator:

Eugene H. Kirkley, Jr.

Business Contact:

Thomas E. Myers
VP, Business Development
Small Business Information at Submission:

501 North Morton Street, Suite 206 Bloomington, IN 47404

EIN/Tax ID: 352084682
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No