Real-Time Assessment of Student State

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH0103CR024
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0072
Amount: $98,908.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Chi Systems, Inc.
Gwynedd Office Park, 716 N Bethlehem Pike, Ste 300, Lower Gwynedd, PA, 19002
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Hicinbothom
 Principal Investigator
 (858) 618-1060
 jhicinbothom@chiinc.com
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr, Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Email: prollhauser@chiinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"An Automated Real-Time Instructional State Adaptive Network (ARTISAN) is proposed as both an instrument for real-time assessment of student knowledge state and as an integrative framework for combining and employing a variety of student state assessmentinstruments. ARTISAN will provide a real-time assessment of each student's knowledge elements and their ability to employ that knowledge, both individually and in teams, during training. Those elements include: the student's situation awareness (SA),procedural knowledge needed to build and maintain SA, knowledge of appropriate responses/heuristics and their applicability to situations, and detailed knowledge of how to perform the job(s) for which each student is being trained. The ARTISAN assessmenttechnology is derived from an innovative integration of state-of-the-art instructional agent technology, situation awareness and other knowledge assessment techniques, and a novel framework for modeling the impact of physiological and psychological stateon students' learning and practice. A cognitive model of instructional expertise in the fields to be trained will serve several central functions in ARTISAN. The cognitive model will provide indicators of how situational factors and informationuncertainties influence workload, SA, and expert performance. It will also generate estimates and projections of workload, stress, situation awareness, and attentional flow of the student. The pro

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