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Modeling Accurate Cultural Behaviors for Effective Training of Humans (MACBETH)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
82928
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-CR2-2128
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Modeling Accurate Cultural Behaviors for Effective Training of Humans (MACBETH)
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W91WAW-07-P-0282
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Global War on Terror requires coalition forces to engage with diverse cultures. This requires robust knowledge of cultures and skill at handling them. Current cultural training devices fail to leverage the theory, data, or interfaces necessary to deliver culturally rich training and mission rehearsal. We propose to develop a system for Modeling Accurate Cultural Behaviors for Effective Training of Humans (MACBETH), which addresses these challenges by providing a comprehensive framework (theory) for describing culturally derived behavior; a data capture and modeling tool to use for generating representations of behavior; and a systematic method for evaluating interfaces for cultural training. Specifically, the MACBETH team will: (1) develop a framework for representing cultural behaviors, (2) develop scenarios that exercise the framework, (3) define techniques for capturing behavioral data, evaluate gaming environments, (4) demonstrate our technical results, and (5) craft a Phase II validation plan.

Principal Investigator:

Jared Freeman
Vice President, Research
2028421548
freeman@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