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INTUITIVE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVE COLLISION-AVOIDANCE TACTICS (INSECT)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85127
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-005-0255
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 08T005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: INTUITIVE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVE COLLISION-AVOIDANCE TACTICS (INSECT)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0035
Award Amount: $495,872.00
 

Abstract:

Vertical short takeoff and landing (VSTOL) operators face numerous challenges, particularly during takeoff, hover, and landing operations. Threats take the form of power lines, structures, and-in the case of combat-enemy fire. Often, these threats are obscured when visibility is compromised by dust, sand, or snow. Maintaining awareness of the surrounding environment becomes almost impossible. VSTOL operators need enhanced perceptual skills to pick out critical cues. To meet this need, Aptima and the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) are developing Intuitive Navigation System for Effective Collision-avoidance Tactics (INSECT), a training system designed to enhance the perceptual skills of VSTOL operators. INSECT will adopt a scaffolding training approach to systematically increase the complexity of the training environment, while simultaneously decreasing the level of support. The training system will develop enhanced perceptual skills among operators, equipping them with the necessary resources to navigate complex and unforgiving environments in increasing conditions of degraded visibility. INSECT will provide simulator-based training to H-60 and other VSTOL operators to improve their ability to "see through the debris" and pick out the critical cues necessary for safe operation in DVE.

Principal Investigator:

Fredrick Diedrich
V.P. Technical Operations
7814962421
diedrich@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret Clancy
V.P. Technical Operations
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Iowa
Division of Sponsored Programs
2 Gillmore Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact: Wendy Beaver
Contact Phone: 3193352123