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Knowledge Assessment System for Evaluating Performance in Dynamic Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78483
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-030-1498
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sandia Research Corporation
7565 E. Eagle Crest Drive Mesa, AZ 85207-5825
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Knowledge Assessment System for Evaluating Performance in Dynamic Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-07-C-6753
Award Amount: $749,002.00
 

Abstract:

The Air Force Research Laboratory has identified the need for a software tool that supports and augments Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) training by providing psychometrically valid assessments of an individual's mission essential knowledge as a result of performance during DMO training sessions. The problem is specifically focused on the need for realistic continuation training for Air Weapons Controllers, because they play a supporting role in DMO training missions with pilots and therefore have little opportunity for repetition of specific mission elements. The Air Weapons Controller's job is very knowledge based and includes situation assessment in dynamic, information-dense environments that requires multitasking, complex perceptual and cognitive tasks, ill defined problems and also involves significant teamwork, communication and coordination. This effort will result in a set of knowledge assessment tools that provide a high level of fidelity and ecological validity of the environment and support rehearsal of situation assessment and decision making skills and will allow for repetition of specific mission elements. These tools will use recordings of actual displays, playback of actual DMO missions, and playback of actual team communications to achieve these goals.

Principal Investigator:

Steven M. Shope
President
5055713000
sshope@cerici.org

Business Contact:

Steven M. Shope
President
5055713000
sshope@cerici.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

SANDIA RESEARCH CORP.
5810 S. Sossaman Rd. Suite 108 Mesa, AZ 85212

EIN/Tax ID: 841145568
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No