Augmented Reality Technician Trainer (ART2)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA3002-19-P-A096
Agency Tracking Number: F183-006-0862
Amount: $75,000.00
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
15400 Calhoun Drive, Rockville, MD, 20855
DUNS: 161911532
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Robert Pokorny
 (301) 294-4750
Business Contact
 Mr. Mark James
Phone: (301) 294-5221
Research Institution
To apply current technological advances in AR and instructional science to benefit AF maintenance training, IAI proposes to build Augmented Reality Technician Training for the AF. Under Navy sponsorship, we have created exemplar AR-based tutors for the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT).After our sponsors evaluated our tutor at NAS Jacksonville, they said the results were better than expected. The trip report and streaming video of screen captures from AR are available through links in the proposal. The Navy has asked us for a proposal to continue that work.The technology we use combines COTS programming systems, Unity3D and Vuforia. The combination provides an excellent technological capability that will evolve as the two programming systems are updated.The instructional theory uses a coached practice environment, which, when applied in non-AR simulations, yielded striking training benefits with affordable development costs. Studies shows (1) twenty hours of training produced the same performance as four years of On the Job Experience, and one hour of training added to a 12 day course improved post-test scores by more than 1 standard deviation.For Phase I we plan to learn AF needs, modify our AR-training for that need, and test with Airmen.

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