Cognitive Demands of Warfighter Readiness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-M-6010
Agency Tracking Number: 012HE-0117
Amount: $99,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Principal Investigator
 Kelly Neville
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 277-9288
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Manager, Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Research Institution
The intent of the proposed effort is to develop and demonstrate a feasible design for the Cognition-Centered Constructivistic Program of Instruction (C3PI) for Aircrew Planning. C3PI will consist of a set of training interventions that are designed tostrategically build aircrew mission planning proficiency. These interventions will include strategies embedded in the pre-mission planning phase and the mission execution phase, as well as strategies that are implemented prior to the planning phase orduring the debrief phase. C3PI also will include a set of recommendations for targeting mission planning proficiency during other types of training opportunities and programs, such as classroom training and live training exercises. We propose to developC3PI by employing theoretically sound R&D techniques, including cognitive task analysis techniques, and by working closely with the operational community. In this effort, we will identify skills and types of knowledge that contribute to effective planningboth in preparation for and during mission execution. In addition, we will design a program of instruction that facilitates the acquisition of the identified skills and knowledge. These products may benefit a wide range of tactical teams similar to thetactical teams that are the focus of this Phase I effort. Likewise the identification of important planning knowledge categories and skills may benefit a wide range of strategic planning teams in both the military and civilian sectors. In addition, weexpect the program of instruction we develop to have significant commercialization potential due to the important role planning and replanning play throughout the business community. Medical teams, civilian flight operations, satellite control operations,and city/urban management and development are examples of additional commercial opportunities for a system of instruction that builds planning and replanning proficiency.

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