Live Fire Virtual Sniper/Counter Sniper Training System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0162
Agency Tracking Number: N081-067-1055
Amount: $69,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-067
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
550 Paiea Street, Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
DUNS: 176527471
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Gary Kollmorgen
 Sr. Business Program Manager
 (757) 620-1777
 gkollmorgen@referentia.com
Business Contact
 Nelson Kanemoto
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (808) 423-1900
Email: kane@referentia.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Deployable Interactive Virtual Environment Sniper Trainer (DIVEST) is a innovative use of existing technologies in a novel application. Sniper training requires the ability of the trainee to exercise observations skills (reconnaissance), marksmanship skills, and as a fighting team – sniper and spotter – decision making skills. Using gaming technology, open source systems, instrumentation, and a scalable full movement “Play Box,” DIVEST will bring state-of-the-art Virtual Environments (VE) to the high fidelity reconnaissance and marksmanship training requirements needed by the military’s elite Snipers. Phase 1 of this effort will develop a prototype training system design using open source Commercial Off -The-Shelf (COTS)/Government Off-The- Shelf (GOTS) technologies that will allow the trainee freedom of movement, in a necessarily limited “play box”, realistic viewing of “targets”, real weapons and sites, and a high level of realism in interacting with the synthetic (or gaming) environment. The Phase 1 (Option) will iterate the design determined in Phase 1 and begin the technical determination of the interfaces and development necessary to build the prototype training system in Phase 2.

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