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Optimized Real-time Complex Information Display (ORCID)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85125
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-004-0374
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Optimized Real-time Complex Information Display (ORCID)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-08-C-0338
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Advances in modeling and simulation, networking, and computer graphics technology have made it possible to conduct large-scale, distributed LVC training events, such as the Navy's Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercises on a regular basis. However, FST-J exercises are not without room for improvement. Instructors and exercise controllers often confront difficulties assessing the state of trainees with respect to their tasks and performance on those tasks, maintaining situational awareness concerning the state of the exercise system, and coordinating diagnostic activities between the distributed team of instructors, exercise controllers, and information systems specialists. Without the ability to understand the status of the trainees and the networked exercise system, it is difficult to diagnose and fix potential failures quickly and with minimal impact to the overall training exercise. To assist in this, we propose developing a common operating picture (COP) designed specifically for use by instructors during LVC exercise execution. Such a COP will present performance and simulator status data to instructors in a way that helps them 1) assess trainee status across teams and locations, 2) assess the exercise system status, and 3) determine how to adjust the exercise scenario in order to fix technological or pedagogical failures in the exercise.

Principal Investigator:

Emily Wiese
Senior Human Factors Engineer
7814962449
ewiese@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
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF IOWA
Operator Performance Lab.
3131 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA 52242
Contact: Thomas Schnell
Contact Phone: (319) 631-4445
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university