Adaptive Training to Enhance Individual and Team Learning

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0326
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-028-0511
Amount: $69,749.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T028
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Design Interactive, Inc.
1221 E. Broadway, Suite 110, Oviedo, FL, 32765
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Laura Milham
 Research Scientist
 (407) 706-0977
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: CFO
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Research Institution
 Sandia National Laboratories
 Robert G Abbott
 Division 6000 DoD Program Bus.
Dept. 10669, MS 1188
Albuqueque, FL, 87123
 (505) 284-6765
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
n the highly dynamic submarine environment, the Officer of the Deck is the individual primarily responsible for the safety of the ship, subject to orders from the commanding officer (OPNAVINST 3120.32). Key to the officer of the deck’s success is the development of adaptive decision making skills, supporting monitoring, assessment, and problem solving when faced with cognitively challenging situations (e.g. maneuvering around decks or other close quarters; 2004, Maritime Park Association). The goal of the proposed work is to develop an adaptive training system based on cognitive decision making models that outline expert paths as well as alternative paths that trainees may take, performance assessment to capture decision making performance in real-time, a diagnostic component to evaluate performance data and compare to expert models to identify potential breakdowns in performance and related causes, and adaptive feedback mitigations to adaptively adjust the environment to address trainee performance.

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