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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:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1357
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-CR3
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: RPA Simulated Operational Communications and Coordination Integration for Aircrew Learning (SOCIAL)
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-13-C-6401
Award Amount: $500,700.00
 

Abstract:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) are becoming increasingly popular and prevalent in the military domain. The ability to train RPA crews is a significant challenge facing the community. A particularly vexing part of this problem is training the members of the crew to function as a team. RPA crews must effectively interact with stakeholders who are located around the world. Unfortunately, RPA crewmembers have essentially no opportunity to practice this coordination until they are conducting live missions. The REmotely Piloted Aircraft Synthetic Tutor (REPAST) technology will address this deficiency by providing synthetic agents that can realistically interact with the RPA team members. If a human is available to fill a given role, one will. If not, a synthetic agent will be used as a substitute. Automated and semi-automated performance assessment will enable real-time and after-action coaching. The REPAST synthetic agents are equipped with cognitive models and natural language processing capabilities that allow them to act and communicate as integral team members.

Principal Investigator:

James McCarthy
Principal Invesigator
(860) 326-3792
mccarthy@sonalysts.com

Business Contact:

Jean Miceli
Sr. Contracting Officer
(860) 326-3787
jmiceli@sonalysts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No