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Performance Effects Related to FORce-Cueing Manipulation- (PERFORM)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
72890
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-078-1262
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Performance Effects Related to FORce-Cueing Manipulation- (PERFORM)
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-6649
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of the PERFORM Phase II effort is to develop a predictive model-based tool, and associated metrics, to assess the impact of simulator fidelity on training effectiveness. To achieve this goal, Aptima will deliver three primary products. First, we will deliver the PERFORM tool with associated functions and algorithms. Aptima will base the PERFORM tool on an updated categorization of the levels of fidelity associated with simulator subsystems. Aptima will identify the technological, cognitive, and perceptual factors that may mediate or moderate the effects of simulator fidelity on combat mission performance. An experiment will be conducted to validate the functions and algorithms that drive the PERFORM tool. Second, Aptima will deliver a set of performance measures, formally evaluated via a sensitivity analysis and determined to be effective at evaluating the impact of simulator fidelity on training effectiveness. Aptima will validate the measures utilizing archival and experimental data from simulators of varying levels of fidelity. Finally, Aptima will deliver a transition plan for extending the PERFORM tool to other training programs that utilize simulators to train operators. Phase III efforts will extend PERFORM's capabilities to accommodate analyses and tradeoffs in fidelity associated with training simulators used in other domains.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Gildea
Human Factors Psychologis
7814962400
kgildea@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

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