COMMON INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE APPLICATION TO A FAMILY OF WEAPON SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$388,885.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17760
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Global Information Systems
100 Trade Centre Dr., Suite, 301, Champaign, IL, 61820
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Chen
(217) 352-1165
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GLOBAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC. PROPOSES TO DEVELOP AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM (ITS) ARCHITECTURE THAT IS FLEXIBLE, MODULARLY STRUCTURED TO ALLOW FOR FUTURE EVOLUTION, AND WHICH CAN BE USED IN A FAMILY OF TACTICAL WEAPON SYSTEMS IN EMBEDDED TRAINING OPERATIONS. IN PARTICULAR, WE PROPOSE USING AN EXISTING ITS FOR WEAPON SYSTEM TRAINING, THE INTELLIGENT EMBEDDED OPERATOR ASSISTANT (IEOA), DEVELOPED IN PART BY GLOBAL FOR THE U.S. ARMY MISSILE COMMAND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF DR. WILLARD M. HOLMES, AS A BASELINE FOR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH. THE IEOA WILL BE ENHANCED AND EXTENDED IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, INCLUDING THE ADDITION OF A NEW OPERATOR POSITION. STUDENT USERS CAN THEN BE EITHER OPERATOR TYPE (E.G., TACTICAL OR RADAR OPERATOR), AND THE ITS WILL MODEL THE MISSING TEAM MEMBER. THE MISSING TEAM MEMBER WILL BE MODELED EITHER AS AN EXPERT WHEN THE STUDENT IS A NOVICE, OR AS A NOVICE (USING ANOTHER STUDENT'S FAULTY OR INCOMPLETE STUDENT MODEL) WHEN THE STUDENT IS ADVANCED. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS - THE INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM (ITS) DEVELOPED DURING PHASE I AND II WILL BE GENERIC AND WIDELY APPLICABLE TO HIGH PERFORMANCE, WEAPON SYSTEM SKILL-MAINTENANCE DOMAINS. THE ARCHITECTURE IS WELL SUITED TO AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS, WHICH COULD BE UPDATED TO INCLUDE EMBEDDED TRAINING SYSTEMS OF THIS TYPE, AND NEW SYSTEMS COULD BE DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE SUCH AN ITS. THE ITS ARCHITECTURE IS GENERAL ENOUGH TO MODEL OTHER TYPES OF DOMAINS WHICH REQUIRE THE OPERATOR TO APPLY STRATEGIC RULES TO A DYNAMICALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT. SOME OF THE APPLICATIONS INCLUDE MANNED AND UNMANNED SPACE OPERATIONS TRAINING, REMOTE ROBOT MANIPULATION, AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL.

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