Gaming and OneSAF for Training with Realism, Accuracy and ImmersioN (GO-TRAIN)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W900KK-10-C-0028
Agency Tracking Number: A082-134-1919
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-134
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105
DUNS: 009485124
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Van Lent
 CEO and Chief Scientist
 (734) 327-8000
 vanlent@soartech.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Dallas
Title: VP Federal Systems
Phone: (734) 327-8000
Email: adallas@soartech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The goal of the Gaming and OneSAF for Training with Realism, Accuracy and ImmersioN (GO-TRAIN) effort is to develop an interface between OneSAF and VBS2, and to use this combined technology solution to create an enhanced simulator for Battalion staff training targeted to the Maneuver Captains Career Course (MC3) at Ft. Benning. In Phase I of this project, Soar Technology, Inc. investigated a wide range of game technologies, including RealWorld and VBS2, and technology components used to bridge the gap between games and OneSAF. Also, we investigated the existing simulation exercises within the MC3 at Ft. Benning with the goal of identifying opportunities to apply the GO-TRAIN architecture to enhance the effectiveness of the simulated training. As a result of our findings, we designed the GO-TRAIN architecture. We propose three Phase II objectives: 1) to integrate OneSAF and VBS2 specifically for an enhanced simulator for Battalion staff training; 2) to develop an enhanced simulator for Battalion staff training with capabilities for the MC3 students to input and fight their own OPORD, run the exercise in the classroom without pucksters, and integrate the CPOF into the training system; 3) to conduct a formative evaluation of the enhanced simulator for Battalion staff training at Ft. Benning.

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