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Evaluation-Driven Active Guide for Learning Maintenance Events (EAGLE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A095
Agency Tracking Number: F183-006-0328
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF183-006
Solicitation Number: 2018.3
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-14
Small Business Information
625 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Sean Guarino
 (617) 491-3474
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark Felix
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Research Institution
Live exercises and classroom training are the mainstream methods employed to train USAF aircraft maintainers. These training methods require costly expert instructors and equipment, and are limited in their ability to demonstrate realisticand potentially dangerousmaintenance failures. While games and intelligent tutoring systems have been used to address some of these limitations (Guarino et al., 2018), many of these tools are still designed for use in a classroom environment. Once maintainers are deployed, they cannot access training tools to support refresher training, creating the potential for skill decay. Maintainers need a just-in-time training solution that helps them review and execute these rare procedures as faulty equipment is discovered, without leaving their post. To address this gap, we propose to adapt our TRL-9 adaptive virtual maintenance trainer, MAGPIE, into the Evaluation-Driven Active Guide for Learning Maintenance Events (EAGLE), a just-in-time training solution for relearning and executing aircraft maintenance procedures. EAGLE will combine virtual and augmented reality training with predictive assessment to provide early detection of potential errors and guide maintainers to address those errors before they cause costly issues for the aircraft, thereby ensuring safe and effective maintenance execution.

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