High Performance Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R291
Agency Tracking Number: 02SB2-0085
Amount: $749,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: SB022-030
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
3115 Professional Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
DUNS: 099116618
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Mitchell
 Senior Scientist
 (734) 973-1177
Business Contact
 Scott Singer
Title: President
Phone: (734) 973-1177
Email: SSinger@OptiMetrics.org
Research Institution
This project will produce a Multitask Training-Game Engine Component (MT-GEC) that can be used for developing Vision Centered-Multitask Training Environments (VC-MTEs). The game engine component will support routine development of scalable, 3D training applications that use metrics based on workload, interaction events, and simulation state to focus training activities at measured deficiencies. The computed measures will capture the subtle strategies that are used by expert performers in multitasking applications and enable the development of high precision training strategies. During the final year of this project, a training application will be developed using the game engine component to establish the applicability of this technology to military training. Phase III is expected to further extend this technology and apply it to mainstream training applications. During this commercialization phase, the technology will be licensed to game and training system developers that are building applications that require cognitive feedback. This phase is also expected to develop training applications for cognitive researchers that can be used to explore the methods that experts use to meet the computational demands of complex, information-intense, multitask decision-making.

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