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Training Systens Domain Modeling Process

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26517
Amount: $750,249.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
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13955 South Springs Drive
Clifton, VA 22024
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Carl Littman
 (703) 222-5996
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Research Institution

We propose a new generation of portable and stationary simulation trainers that use direct manipulation interface technology for developing training scenarios. In the direct manipulation interface for scenario generation, the person constructing a training scenario would "point and click" or "reach and grab" components to 1) construct a training scenario and 2) dynamically alter a scenario as it occurred. The first generation DMI scenario development system that we will construct will be based on conventional DMI techniques, such as point and click, and two dimensional representations of the visual information. The second generation DMI scenario generator will incorporate virutal reality technology to permit the scenario designer to "reach into" a three-dimensional library of objects and events to view and select them. To construct the scenario using the virtual reality DMI, the scenario developer will place objects and events stored in the libraries of virtual objects and events into the three dimensional virtual space of the training scenario. The objects will be given their behaviors-- trajectories and timing -- by direct manipulation through, for example, a glove that gives the developer the ability to pick up virtual objects. We anticipate that this technology can be integrated into the wide scale distributed simulation systems currently being constructed.

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