Tiger Board

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911W6-10-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4211
Amount: $1,229,820.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-018
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, -
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Stensrud
 Senior Scientist
 (407) 207-2237
 stensrud@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Michael Lent
Title: President
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: contracts@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
There is a growing interest in employing modeling and simulation technology as a low-cost substitute to live Air-Traffic Control (ATC) exercises. One popular approach is to replace human role-players with computer-generated forces (CGFs). Here, the trainer must encode the behaviors of CGFs participating in each exercise. This task requires modeling expertise, which the trainer likely lacks, and familiarity with the various types of simulations and CGF platforms that exercises could support. At run-time, this burden shifts to the simulation operators responsible for real-time control of the CGFs. Operators must be familiar with both the nature and capabilities of these platforms, and of the simulation, so that they can properly issue tasking. Soar Technology has designed a system to help ease the burden on both the scenario developer and run-time operators of ATC and related simulation exercises. For the trainer, we have designed the Tiger Board – an intuitive user interface customized for the composition of behavior models for ATC simulation exercises. These models connect to SoarTech’s Universal Controller, which will allow constructed models to operate in a variety of popular simulation platforms. We propose to implement this system during Phase II, and integrate it into an existing ATC training environment.

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