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Common-Control, Unmanned Vehicle Trainer

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN 37421-1716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Common-Control, Unmanned Vehicle Trainer
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0355
Award Amount: $79,999.00


Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) will develop a low-cost trainer based on PC technology. The objective is to provide the U.S. Navy with the ability to readily train personnel to operate unmanned vehicle systems when high-cost training systems and actual control systems are in short supply. This trainer will incorporate 1) a reconfigurable Graphical User Interface (GUI) to simulate the target control station(s), 2) existing simulation tools to provide a realistic representation of the target vehicle, 3) common control and an open networking architecture to provide flexibility and to facilitate future growth, 4) a behavioral Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, and 5) and video-conferencing tools to provide a good, low-cost training solution. During Phase I, we will plan the development of the system and work with the customer to prioritize our focus on particular features and capabilities. This plan will lead to the development of a prototype training system that covers the Tier 1-3 fixed-wing vehicles, using commercial-grade hardware and basic graphical representations, but with appropriately realistic underlying scenarios and simulations. The result will be that an operator who has been trained with AAC"s product will require substantially less training with high-cost trainers or the targeted real control stations.

Principal Investigator:

Chadwick Cox
Principal Investigator
(423) 894-4646

Business Contact:

Roger Bailey
(423) 894-4646
Small Business Information at Submission:

Accurate Automation Corporation
7001 Shallowford Road Chattanooga, TN -

EIN/Tax ID: 621371359
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No