Tailoring Training for Disparately Skilled Participants in Large Scale Training Exercises

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,966.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0427
Award Id:
90265
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-007-0148
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N09-T007
Solicitation Number:
2009.A
Small Business Information
4 Wendram Bluff NE, Iowa City, IA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625152140
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Schnell
Principal Investigator
(319) 631-4445
thomas-schnell@engineering.uiowa.edu
Business Contact:
A. Schmeiser
Chief, Financial Officer
(319) 337-7059
rschmeiser@aol.com
Research Institution:
University of Iowa
Thomas Schnell
2135 Seamans Center
Iowa City, IA, 52242-
(319) 631-4445
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The SKATE concept was designed to quantify skill levels of trainees, teams, or units, generate skill-appropriate training scenarios, and provide a continuous skill-level assessment of disparately skilled trainees, teams, and units in a joint training exercise while maintaining the overall integrity and realism of the mission itself. SKATE evaluates the skill level of an individual, teams, or unit level participants and generates a list of skill-appropriate training scenario components that can be configured into the exercise so as to fulfill the training objectives of the trainees. This will occur at the local level; however, SKATE will communicate to a central node as to the skill level of a particular participant so the overall exercise coordinator can harmonize the different mission tasks that are being performed by the different trainees. Base program: $500K, 18 months. Implement SKATE functions, conduct study to seed database, perform stakeholder demonstration. Option 1: $250K, 9 months. Modify SKATE for integration into transition platform, increase level of automation in scoring mechanism.

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