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Accessible Virtual Reality for Machinist Training Modules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
30888
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
30888
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Microcompatibles, Inc.
301 Prelude Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Accessible Virtual Reality for Machinist Training Modules
Agency: DOC
Contract: 428
Award Amount: $49,968.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal will emphasize outfitting a virtual classroom and creating a skills (CNC) oriented training program. The virtual classroom will involve contextual learning using a realistic simulation of the manufacturing environment. The simulation will have all of the characteristics of a machine shop, but will allow the learner to explore and experiment ("discover") in ways that would not be practical or safe in a physical shop and to learn at a convenient time and place. This proposal will emphasize training issues, in contrast to a companion SBIR proposal focused on basic math and science skills. Both documents will introduce the concept of "Discover Learning" as a mechanism that will assist adult learners in an unfamiliar environment. This proposal will develop and implement a substantive improvement of the NIST Technology Learning Modules environment in two areas: [1] Simulation of a control panel and [2] Simulation of tool cutting and material removal. A Phase II program is proposed to complete the "virtual machine shop" by [3] Simulation of the machine environment and [4] Machinist's aid in setting machine parameters. We then propose to develop a CNC training curriculum utilizing a mix of multimedua and our advanced simulation that uniquely meets the special needs of a mobile, adult workforce.

Principal Investigator:

Donald M. Esterling
President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Microcompatibles, Inc.
301 Prelude Drive Silver Spring, MD 20901

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