Live Fire Virtual Sniper/Counter Sniper Training System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0162
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-067-1055
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-067
Solicitation Number:
2008.1
Small Business Information
REFERENTIA SYSTEMS, INC.
550 Paiea Street, Suite #236, Honolulu, HI, 96819
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
176527471
Principal Investigator:
Gary Kollmorgen
Sr. Business Program Manager
(757) 620-1777
gkollmorgen@referentia.com
Business Contact:
Nelson Kanemoto
President & CEO
(808) 423-1900
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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