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Unit Casualty Extraction Trainer

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 08-201
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765-9135
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Unit Casualty Extraction Trainer
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W91CRB-10-C-0006
Award Amount: $729,985.00


Currently there are limited tools to aid in training the task of casualty extraction from a vehicle. The V-Xtract system includes three components that facilitate training on this critical task: A reconfigurable vehicle simulator, a performance metric suite, and a training management system. The vehicle simulator is designed to be reconfigurable so the vehicle can be rotated and modified to create unique training scenarios that fit the trainee's performance and experience level. The performance metric suite is a hardware/software package that guides instructors through the process of integrating sensors onto mannequins that they currently use to gather performance data. The training management system builds on the output of those sensors to provide an overall picture of each trainee's performance on each targeted task and provide training configuration guidance for future sessions with the trainer, ensuring that skills develop at an optimal pace while not overwhelming trainees. The requirements and conceptual designs of each of these three components were developed under Phase I of this effort based on contextual task and cue fidelity evaluations and a training needs analysis. During Phase II, the requirements will be followed to develop a prototype training system to target vehicle extraction training.

Principal Investigator:

David Jones
Senior Research Associate

Business Contact:

John Stanney
Small Business Information at Submission:

Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110 Oviedo, FL 32765

EIN/Tax ID: 593534927
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No