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Validating Demand for VR Solution to Lack of Underway ATFP Training Simulator Onboard US Navy Ships

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0547
Agency Tracking Number: FX201-CSO1-0996
Amount: $47,713.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: J201-CSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.1
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-06-09
Small Business Information
116 Nassau Street
New York, NY 10038-2402
United States
DUNS: 081290398
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alice Formwalt
 (703) 945-7937
Business Contact
 Oliver Noteware
Phone: (413) 438-7787
Research Institution

Street Smarts VR (SSVR) seeks to conduct Phase I customer discovery process to determine whether adaptation of its existing fully-immersive VR training system can solve the US Navy’s lack of a small arms / anti-terrorism force protection training simulator for use onboard US Navy Ships and Submarines both ashore and at sea. The SSVR system is a fully-immersive VR training tool for non-defense and defense law enforcement and security professionals which combines a unique blend of focused scenario-based training software, leading COTS VR hardware and best in class training weapons. The system’s combination of features, packaged in an exceptionally small form factor, allows customers to optimize the use of limited training space resources to conduct incredibly effective judgemental use of force training. The limit of trainee-worn equipment to the VR headset only allows trainees to use their actual duty equipment, to include duty holsters for SSVR weapon systems, greatly increasing training realism. The multi-branch scenario training software is also designed to allow trainer/instructor focus on trainee skill development with advanced scenario review and playback features, ensuring post-scenario trainer/trainee feedback most effectively impacts trainee skill development and knowledge retention.  Currently sold to customers across the US Law Enforcement community and the Security Force community of the United States Air Force, SSVR seeks to build on these exceptional sales partnerships to deliver a much needed tool to US Navy Sailors at a time of ever-increasing security risks to armed force protection watchstanders onboard afloat units.

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