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Optimized Real-time Complex Information Display (ORCID) Phase II Proposal

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Department of Defense
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2010 / STTR
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Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Optimized Real-time Complex Information Display (ORCID) Phase II Proposal
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-10-C-0023
Award Amount: $993,104.00


Advances in modeling and simulation, networking, and computer graphics technology have made it possible to conduct large-scale, distributed live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training events, such as the Navy"s Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) exercises, on a regular basis. However, FST exercises are not without room for improvement. Instructors and exercise controllers often confront difficulties assessing the state of trainees with respect to their tasks and performance on those tasks, maintaining situational awareness concerning the state of the exercise system, and coordinating diagnostic activities between the distributed team of instructors, exercise controllers, and information systems specialists. Without the ability to understand the status of the trainees and the networked exercise system, it is difficult to diagnose and fix potential failures quickly and with minimal impact to the overall training exercise. To assist in this, we propose developing a common operating picture (COP) designed specifically for use by instructors during LVC exercise execution. This COP will present performance and simulator status data to instructors in a way that helps them: 1) assess trainee status across teams and locations, 2) assess the exercise system status, and 3) identify technological or pedagogical failures in the exercise that will impact the trainees"learning.

Principal Investigator:

Emily Wiese
Performance Assessment Pr
(781) 496-2449

Business Contact:

Margaret Clancy
Performance Assessment Pr
(781) 496-2415
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Iowa
2135 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242-
Contact: Monica Moen
Contact Phone: (319) 384-3298