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Perceptually-informed Virtual Environment (VE) (PerceiVE)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83460
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-028-0032
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AnthroTronix, Inc.
8737 Colesville Rd, L203 Silver Spring, MD 20910-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Perceptually-informed Virtual Environment (VE) (PerceiVE)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0314
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

One of the major questions simulation designers must address is "which components of fidelity have the greatest impact on transfer of training?" In theory, the notion is that the higher the simulation fidelity, the more likely an operator is to behave in a similar fashion within the simulation as they would in the real world, thus resulting in a higher degree of transfer of training (Martin, 1981). However, developers are limited in terms of practical restrictions such as cost, time, and development resources (e.g. developers, researchers, etc). Thus, trade-offs are necessary. We propose to overcome some of the simulation fidelity issues previously mentioned, we propose the use of physiological measures to support the determination of simulation fidelity requirements that lead to a higher level on transfer of training. Many of the approaches used to date have focused on attempting to maximize the transfer of training during simulations based on the ability to elicit desired behaviors from operators during simulations with the notion that these behaviors would transfer to the real world applications. Our approach hypothesizes that transfer of training will be maximized and VE fidelity requirements best determined by matching operator's physiological responses in the simulated environment with those collected in the real environment.

Principal Investigator:

Corinna Lathan
Board Chair & CEO
3014950770
clathan@atinc.com

Business Contact:

Carl Pompei
Executive Vice President & CFO
3014950770
cpompei@atinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANTHROTRONIX, INC.
8737 Colesville Rd, L203 Silver Spring, MD 20910

EIN/Tax ID: 522183443
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
INSTITUTE FOR SIMULATION & TRAINING
3100 Technology Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Contact: Denise Nicholson
Contact Phone: (407) 882-1444
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university