3D Tool for Physical Phenomenon Visualization in F-35 Maintainer Training

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N61339-05-C-0094
Agency Tracking Number: N051-019-1014
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-019
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
DUNS: 139398908
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abe Megahed
 Virtual 3D Software Manager
 (608) 827-5555
 megaheda@orbitec.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Crabb
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (608) 827-5555
Email: crabbt@orbitec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aircraft inspection and maintenance is dependent on seamless integration of human and machine components, but the underlying reasons for certain maintenance tasks can be difficult to translate in training terms. Planet LLC, along with its instructional systems design partner American Systems Corporation, proposes to create a tool to tackle physical force and natural phenomenon effects. This Phase I will result in a set of instructional training templates built to interface with existing and commonly used three-dimensional software built to reuse existing CAD data and models. The primary objective will be to add two modifiers for kinematics (the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it) and dynamics (soft-body and rigid-body dynamics, free-form deformations, cloth, fluid dynamics, and other simulations taking into account natural forces such as wind, gravity, and density). The templates will show an instructional systems designer how to add these modifiers to 3D models or simulations, how to export the material out of a standard simulation program, and how to take the resulting platform-independent low-file size objects into web-based or standalone courseware, PowerPoint, electronic performance support systems, or displays within the aircraft system.

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