DECREASEING THE COST AND INCREASING THE PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER BASED TRAINING SIMULATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$47,590.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
8506
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Digital Dispatch Inc
1580 Rice Creek Rd, Fridley, MN, 55432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 STEPHEN H BOGGS
 (612) 571-4952
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AUTHORING SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN PRODUCING COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING LESSONS CONTAINING SEQUENCES OF TEXT AND GRAPHICS SCREENS THROUGH WHICH THE STUDENT IS GUIDED UNTIL MASTERY IS ACHIEVED. IN A PERSONNEL TRAINING SIMULATION, FAR MORE ADVANCED CAPABILITIES ARE REQUIRED, INCLUDING MULTITASKING, COMMUNICATION WITH EXTERNAL DEVICES, HIGH SPEED DATA ANALYSIS AND GRAPHICS SCREEN UPDATING, AND THE MONITORING OR INITIATION OF REAL-TIME EVENTS. THE EFFICIENCIES OF EXISTING AUTHORING SYSTEMS AND PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES ARE LOST WHEN A HIGHLY SKILLED PROGRAMMER MUST DEVELOP THESE CAPABILITIES AT A LOW SYSTEM LEVEL. THIS PROJECT WILL DETERMINE THE CAPABILITIES MOST NEEDED BY SIMULATION PROGRAMS, CREATE A PROTOTYPE SOFTWARE SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS THESE CAPABILITIES, AND PERFORM TESTING TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. THIS RESEARCH CAN BE USED TO DEVELOP THE PROTOTYPE PRODUCT INTO A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE AUTHORING SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS A PROGRAMMER WITH SIX MONTHS TO ONE YEAR EXPERIENCE TO DEVELOP SOPHISTICATED COMPUTER-BASED SIMULATIONS IN A HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND COST EFFECTIVE MANNER.

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