ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) PROCEDURES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,094.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3994
Agency Tracking Number:
3994
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7830 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92111
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PATRICK E WALKER
(619) 292-8331
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IN THIS DOCUMENT, HORIZONS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (HTI) PROPOSES TO EXAMINE THE APPLICATION OF SMALL COMPUTERS AND ADVANCED TRAINING TECHNOLOGY TO PROBLEMS OF HIGH ATTRITION AND ROLLBACK IN EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) TRAINING AT THE NAVAL EOD SCHOOL. THE COMPUTER-ASSISTEDINSTRUCTION (CAI) RELATED ASPECTS OF EOD TASKS WILL BE IDENTIFIED AND ANALYZED THOROUGHLY. SEVERAL POSSIBLE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SYSTEMS FOR USE IN TRAINING AND OPERATIONS WILL BE COMPARED FOR POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS IN SOLVING THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROBLEM. HTI HAS SPECIAL EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING HANDHELD COMPUTERIZED TRAINING AND OPERATIONAL JOB AIDS TO THE MILITARY SERVICES. PHASE I WILL CULMINATE IN A SUGGESTED PROTOTYPE CAI SYSTEM TO BE DEVELOPED AND EVALUATED IN PHASE II. SPECIAL ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO PROMISING NEW TECHNOLOGIES SUCH AS INTERACTIVE AUDIO, VIDEO, DIGITAL GRAPHICS, CD/ROM, AND OTHER OPTICAL MASS-STORAGE DEVICES. THE CAI SYSTEM PROPOSED WILL STORE ALL EOD REFERENCE DATA IN VERY COMPACT FORM, WILL PROVIDE STREAMLINED AND USER-FRIENDLY ACCESS, AND WILL BE APPLIED TO THE TASKS OF ORDNANCE IDENTIFICATION, SAFETY PRECAUTION SPECIFICATION, TOOL SELECTION, AND TO THE RENDERING SAFE PROCEDURE (RSP). FOLLOWING TRAINING, THE SAME SYSTEM WILL BE USABLE AS AN ELECTRONIC JOB AID IN THE FIELD ENVIRONMENT.

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