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ADAPT: Adaptive Device for Adaptive Performance Training

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
90332
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-028-0586
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: 2009
Title: ADAPT: Adaptive Device for Adaptive Performance Training
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0327
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Irregular warfare is increasingly the dominant form of military engagement. It is dynamic and unforgiving of errors, requiring warfighters to adapt fluidly to novel, complex, and ill-defined problems. The goal of this STTR is to define, prototype and (in Phase II) develop a training tool that builds adaptive expertise. The system teaches the learner to recognize and understand the fundamental principles underlying features of novel problems, and systematically presents problems that stretch the student's capability to adapt. As it is used, the system itself learns more about connections among features in the domain over time, by acting as a knowledge elicitation device. Thus, the system - ADAPT - is both an Adaptive Device (evolving over time) and a tool for Adaptive Performance Training. In Phase II, we will empirically validate and implement ADAPT. The project team of Aptima and Dr. Kurt VanLehn (Arizona State University) bring to this task: expertise in training and adaptability research, knowledge of MDA/piracy domains, and experience developing intelligent tutoring systems to enhance adaptability.

Principal Investigator:

Jared Freeman
V.P. of Research
2025526116
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
Research Institution Information:
Arizona State University
Office of Sponosred Programs
PO BOX 873503
Tempe, AZ 85287 3503
Contact: Avery Wright
Contact Phone: (480) 727-7983
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university