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ActionBuilder: Automated Scenario/Script Builder for Simulation-Based Training Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D08PC75423 (formerly NBCHC080070)
Agency Tracking Number: 0624005
Amount: $749,999.80
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB06.2-006
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-05-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-08-25
Small Business Information
3250 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405-
United States
DUNS: 6110986
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Azad Madni
 President and CEO
 (310) 581-5440
 amadni@intelsystech.com
Business Contact
 Azad Madni
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (310) 581-5440
Email: amadni@intelsystech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

To speed up simulation-based exercise development, it is important for scenarios to be authored and executed on-the-fly in an automated fashion with minimal reliance on software personnel. To this end, what is needed is an intelligent scenario/script building capability that enables training personnel to rapidly assemble and test-drive incident scenarios, and that can be smoothly integrated with simulation-based training systems and exercises (SBT/SBE). This capability is envisioned as an executive agent, that would ultimately become a critical component of SBT/SBE systems. The automated scenario/script builder is envisioned as a graphical, standards-compliant software application that employs non-proprietary implementation with open interfaces for ease of integration and with facilities for workflow monitoring during simulated execution. In Phase I, we developed a prototype of this system to provide convincing technical evidence of graphical workflow design and execution. Phase II will produce a working prototype of the scenario/script building framework, a test and integration plan, and initial estimates of operation and maintenance. The scenario/script builder will be designed to be interoperable with third-party SBT/SBE systems for emergency preparedness and response training exercises. Potential military and commercial applications include incident management and response, emergency preparedness, and crisis action planning and execution.

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