(TARA) a Team-based Advanced Resilience Accelerator - Training Intution II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0670
Agency Tracking Number: O102-CR3-4267a
Amount: $743,479.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-CR3
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-09-13
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Beaubien
 (781) 496-2480
 jbeaubien@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Phone: () -
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Expert, or resilient, teams have a deep and shared understanding of the situation, their own roles, and those of team members. This allows them to anticipate needs and coordinate implicitly, facilitating quicker decision-making. While these behaviors are critical to submarine tactical teams, they are not often explicitly emphasized within the existing training system. Largely, these non-technical behaviors are learned implicitly through experience in training or at sea. Aptima proposes to develop a team training application capable of unobtrusively measuring the team behaviors that are most critical to resilient submarine teams. Objective and reliable behavior metrics will be developed and validated using the communication and interaction data captured during training events. These metrics will be visualized within a tailored user interface, accessible by instructors and teams, to facilitate the training experience. Metrics will provide instructors and teams with descriptive and prescriptive feedback, along with applicable training recommendations, relevant to the team practices of interest, enabling online team assessment, targeted coaching interventions, and more productive debriefs. As a result, it is expected that the Team-based Advanced Resilience Accelerator will speed the development of the resilient team skills that make an expert team, while minimizing the demand on already over-stretched instructors.

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