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RPA Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O113-CR3-1172
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-CR3
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
ORION International Technologies, Inc.
2201 Buena Vista Dr. SE Suite 309 Albuquerque, NM 87106-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: RPA Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for Aircrew Learning (SOCIAL)
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-12-M-6289
Award Amount: $149,944.00
 

Abstract:

To provide effective communication and coordination training to Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) crewmembers, we propose a prototype adaptive training communication environment using our T-BORG simulation and integration framework to incorporate new and pre-existing intelligent agents and synthetic teammates at various levels of fidelity. The problem addressed is that simultaneous monitoring of multiple mIRC chat windows creates a potential for high workload, and the resulting asynchronous communication impacts coordination. These coordination breakdowns can, in turn result in the loss of a high-valued target or a failure to detect an emerging threat. Our system will address this by allowing multiple entities to interact in a complex, time sensitive scenario. Phase I will deliver a prototype system that demonstrates an adaptable architecture that simulates multiple chat windows, monitors performance, and increases the chat workload in response to this performance. The system will initially draw upon CERI"s UAV-STE but will be designed to connect to a number of simulation environments. Phase II will incorporate higher fidelity analytic and behavior subprograms with provision for substitution or addition of other code.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Hamilton
Principal Investigator
(505) 998-4000
phamilton@orionint.com

Business Contact:

Eva Rios
Business Adminitrator
(505) 998-4000
erios@orionint.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ORION International Technologies, Inc.
2201 Buena Vista Dr. SE Suite 309 Albuquerque, NM -

EIN/Tax ID: 850274166
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No