Training Environment Support System (TESS) for Enhancing Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Simulation Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-03-C-6321
Agency Tracking Number: 021HE-0478
Amount: $749,922.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1035 Virginia Drive, Ste 300, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 161162995
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kelly Neville
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 277-9288
Business Contact
 Phil Rollhauser
Title: Mgr of Contracts
Phone: (215) 542-1400
Research Institution
The Training Environment Support System (TESS) is designed to contribute to space operations training by (1) adding satellite operations center (SOC) support applications to Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) training facilities and (2) providinginstructors and trainees with training aids. Currently, high fidelity, simulation-based training for satellite operators does not feature certain important support applications. CHI Systems, Inc. proposes to build cloned versions of these applications,which include weather, scheduling, and internet messaging applications, on a single computer networked to an instructor workstation to allow:¿ training exercises to mirror real world operations;¿ personnel to learn how to interact with them and use their information in a training environment rather than on the job; and¿ personnel to gain experience responding to alerts and warnings generated by those applications.TESS training aids will include scenario development and management, performance tracking and assessment, expert guidance, and instructor-trainee communication tools, in addition to supplementary aids for enhancing knowledge about alerts, warnings, andevents (AWEs) and orbital mechanics. Mature in-house cognitive agent technology will be used to build intelligence into training aids, allowing them to provide guidance in a context-sensitive manner during training exercises.

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