Voice-Interactive Training Environment for Tactical Exercise Familiarization

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-6087
Agency Tracking Number: F093-027-1851
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-027
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.O. Box 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
DUNS: 077317766
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Kurzawa
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3902
 kurzawa@sonalysts.com
Business Contact
 Christine Miller
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (860) 326-3722
Email: cmmiller@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Sonalysts, Inc. proposes to provide the Air Force with a high-fidelity, PC-based environment to familiarize allied exercise participants with USAF air traffic procedures, tactical airspace operations, communication standards, and rules of engagement of Red Flag exercises in advance of their participation. The objective of Phase I will be the development of a Red Flag training and rehearsal “proof-of-concept” that will demonstrate the feasibility of combining research with a fielded commercial game application to create a cost-effective, integrated, and dynamic simulated training environment for allied pilots. The Sonalysts research project team has pertinent experience in military operations, commercial gaming, and advanced training technologies. This research project will provide the U. S. Air Force with a new capability to familiarize allied student pilots prior to arrival in the U.S. and will reduce overall Total Ownership Cost (TOC). BENEFIT: This research project will provide the Air Force with the capability to prepare allies for Red Flag participation by eliminating the current travel costs inherent in face-to-face host country preparation. The ability to Reduce Total Ownership Costs (R-TOC) in this fashion will demonstrate a direct benefit to other Air Force and DoD foreign training and FMS venues. This technology also has a strong commercial transition potential for companies and/or corporations interested in training-related R-TOC as it relates to their respective business lines.

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