Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning Systems (RAILS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-09-C-00106
Agency Tracking Number: 0911034
Amount: $149,971.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
DUNS: 827054490
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Winso
 (760) 715-2843
Business Contact
 James Winso
Phone: (760) 715-2843
Research Institution

The Next Generation computer based PRND Training Application sought by DNDO requires seamless coordination of First Responder Training expertise, Video Simulation capability, Radiation Physics principles and PRND Equipment familiarity. Spectral Labs Inc. (SLI) proposes an innovative approach that brings all of these elements together to develop simulation software that provides physically realistic and effective PRND Training to First Responders by first adding Radiation Transport algorithms to an existing Video Game Engine which will be used to generate Training Scenarios based on real locations, and then testing the accuracy of those simulations by comparing the virtual environment with data collected from real world measurements. The engine to be used is a powerful and feature rich design platform that can be applied to generate training scenarios for the PC or other platforms. The Phase I effort will create two Simulated Training Scenarios, each with direction from a First Responders training professional to ensure application of appropriate Training Principles. This input enables SLI to evaluate the ability of these simulations to ingrain in the trainee an innate sense of how to detect, locate and identify orphan or threat radioisotope sources as well as to develop the necessary PRND Equipment operation skills.

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