Common Parachute Descent Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: N161-007-0891
Amount: $227,513.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N161-007
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-11-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-05-14
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Devendra Tolani
 (301) 294-4630
Business Contact
 Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
The Navy needs a new parachute trainer that increases the efficiency of training, uses more realistic scenarios, and supports trainees decision-making practice. The current training system has a number of training weaknesses. To address these issues, in Phase I, we generated affordable, efficient practical solutions. These include the (1) use of accessories used in IROK procedures that match the equipment that aircrew will use in their own platforms; (2) visual content created within a Unity3D game engine and presented on large monitors and projected images on screens; (3) sensors for force applied to risers and bodily actions that will be tuned to equipment used on each platform; and (4) automated assessment system to aid instructors in giving feedback.
In the Phase II Base Period, we will construct an end-to-end solution (with limited functionality) that will enable the Navy to review the elaborated prototype created during the Base Period for one Type/Model/Series platform. In the Option Period 1, we will generalize the solution from one T/M/S platform to all platforms. In Option Period 2, we will address multiple sites, including issues of Risk Management Framework, modifying PDT as necessary for sites investigated and supporting the deployment of PDT.

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