Unit Casualty Extraction Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W91CRB-09-C-0047
Agency Tracking Number: A083-201-0576
Amount: $119,227.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-201
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
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
 Director, Training Systems
 (407) 706-0977
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: CFO
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Email: john@designinteractive.net
Research Institution
Although vehicle extraction skill training exists in the military, there is a pressing need for casualty extraction training that incorporates environmental dangers and the ability adapt and reuse the training instruments (i.e. the vehicles). Due to the complexities of the various ways in which the vehicle may come to rest, the injuries sustained by those within the vehicle and the dangers of the environment this type of training needs to be able to be manipulated and repeated across a wide variety of variables. Utilizing “discarded vehicles” is not effective as they can often only be utilized once and lack the ability to be adapted to specific training needs. Furthermore, performing extraction techniques beyond the basic level in the military requires the additional environmental stressors that are found in theater. The purpose of this work is threefold: 1) to examine the KSAs of those engaging in casualty vehicle extraction in order to determine the requirements of what needs to be trained 2) to develop and evaluate the feasibility of possible simulation strategies to effectively train extraction techniques and procedures and 3) develop a simulation based trainer capable of training extraction techniques under realistic environments (e.g., time constraints, sounds, smells, noise).

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