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Serious Games for Sailor Proficiency

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
In-Depth Engineering Co
11350 Random Hills Road Suite 110 Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Serious Games for Sailor Proficiency
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00167-11-P-0425
Award Amount: $79,987.00


The Acoustic Gaming Environment (AGE) system will be developed as a gaming module capable of interfacing to existing training systems, allowing use of a trainer"s high fidelity environment or a Stand-Alone game play mode compatible with commercial gaming system(s) that will provide an unclassified simulation/stimulation capability to generate a realistic environment and target dynamics during periods when a trainer or tactical system is not available, allowing the user to continue development of the skills required to improve both knowledge based and practical learning. The Stand-Alone game play mode will initially focus on MFA detection and track during Prototype development, but will be expanded to encapsulate a complete Platform, Battle Group or Fleet"War game"environment for the delivery system. The AGE system will also provide a Monitoring module in the Integrated or Stand-Alone modes, providing feedback, progress measurement and rewards based stimulation on performance related to the practical elements associated with MFA detection and tracking. In Stand-Alone mode only, a Help module will be available to assist users in understanding concepts related to active sonar, sonar employment and situational awareness via visual and textual explanations of the subject matter.

Principal Investigator:

Andre Pruitt
CTO/Principal Investigato
(703) 592-1870

Business Contact:

Howard Reichel
Project Manager
(703) 592-1866
Small Business Information at Submission:

In-Depth Engineering Co
11350 Random Hills Road Suite 110 Fairfax, VA -

EIN/Tax ID: 205228729
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No