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TOPCRUE: Team Observational Profiling and Cue Recognition for Understanding the…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-162-0818
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-162
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: TOPCRUE: Team Observational Profiling and Cue Recognition for Understanding the Environment
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0494
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

Marines in the field rely heavily on their ability to survey the human landscape for potential insurgents and other individuals of interest. To support this activity, the Marines"Combat Hunter program trains"profiling,"a set of skills used by military and civilian experts to read people and their interactions in complex environments. However, the Combat Hunter program has several critical limitations; it lacks throughput capacity, performance measures, and formalized team training capabilities. Aptima proposes to develop the capability to address these limitations. The Team Observational Profiling and Cue Recognition for Understanding the Environment (TOPCRUE) system will be a multi-media software system that provides Marines with training in team profiling and cue recognition (PCR). TOPCRUE will collect team performance data to diagnose skill deficiencies, provide diagnostic feedback for improving performance, and facilitate evaluations by the squad leader. These capabilities will support pre-training preparation, training evaluation, and proposed scientific research to better define the PCR skills involved in effective team profiling. In Phase I, we focus on addressing several key enablers needed for system development, including development of training requirements, performance measure development, acquisition of domain related content, and development of methods and technologies for optimizing team PCR training.

Principal Investigator:

Jared Freeman
Chief Research Officer
(202) 552-6116
freeman@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No