Just-in-Time Simulation Platform

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ07JB13C
Agency Tracking Number: 066039
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: X12.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717-1961
DUNS: 139398908
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Abe Megahed
 Principal Investigator
 (608) 827-5555
 megaheda@orbitec.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Crabb
Title: Business Official
Phone: (608) 827-5555
Email: johnsond@orbitec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Long-duration missions may one day present the most demanding situations ever encountered in manned spaceflight. Success will therefore depend on the knowledge and flexibility of the crew and the critical tools at their disposal. This Phase I proposes to combine intelligent tutoring with highly interactive 3D simulation software to create an on-demand situational training and operations support system. This platform will provide a means for Astronauts to assess necessary actions in routine and emergency situations, quickly select from a software-determined selection of simulation-based training materials or job aids, and link to information including logistics or vehicle health status to more effectively conduct tasks in a just-in-time scenario. The Phase I prototype will demonstrate key system functionality as applied to a critical EVA procedure. The Phase II will create a tool for authoring training in this environment, along with a prototype interfaced with an integrated vehicle health management system to provide instant access to repair and maintenance procedures based on system status. Intelligent simulations can also be used in a non-scripted mode for testing of new procedures in emergency situations. Pre-flight, they also serve as more effective ground trainers and provide an interface to simulated equipment for optimization of human interactions.

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