Framework for Airspace Situation-awareness Training (FAST)
ABSTRACT: Knowledge Based Systems, Inc. (KBSI) proposes the design and demonstration of a simulation-based training system to improve Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)-operator airspace situation awareness (SA). A key innovation in our proposal is the use of simulation-based training to increase and maintain airspace SA with manned and RPA systems. The resulting"Framework for Airspace Situation-awareness Training (FAST)"will support the following functions (i) Creation of instructionally sound scenario-based training content for airspace management and de-confliction for systems that include manned and RPA systems; (ii) Authoring and adaptively evolving scenarios that improve the effectiveness of simulation based training for airspace SA with manned and RPA systems; and (iii) Measuring airspace SA training using airspace. The proposed Phase I project will (i) analyze training needs for enhanced airspace SA with manned aircraft and RPAs; (ii) create instructionally valid scenario content including mechanisms for inducing enhanced airspace SA learning; and (iii) design and demonstrate a proof-of-concept implementation of the FAST technology using representative test data. The Phase II project will (i) harden the FAST innovation; and (ii) transition the resulting capability into a realistic simulation-based training environment. BENEFIT: The main benefits of the proposed research include the following: (i) significant improvement in the quality of training for airspace management, situation awareness, communications, and control for both manned aircraft and RPA systems; (ii) significant decrease in the time and cost to create and maintain instructionally valid simulation-based training content; and (iii) reduced cost to build and deploy simulation-based training for both manned aircraft and RPA systems. Government applications include defense and homeland security simulation based training systems. Commercial applications include commercial simulation-based training systems for aircraft, ships, automobiles, security, and health services.
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Knowledge Based Systems, Inc.
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