Embedded Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40582
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
215 Parkway North, P.o. Box, 280, Waterford, CT, 06385
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert D. Smith
 (860) 442-4355
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
An innovative Intelligent Learning Center (ILC) will be developed for application within the Tactical Control Program (TCP). The ILC will incorporate and integrate interactive courseware (ICW), simulation-based, and case-based intelligent tutoring technologies to address the unique knowledge, skill, and decision-related requirements of the TCP. The ILC software will be compatible with the TCP software and will integrate actual data from the TCP as part of the training process. This compatiblity will also facilitate ultimate embedding within the TCP and the Defense Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment (DII COE). The ILC will: Conduct embedded, computer-aided training (i.e., no instructor required); Train concurrently with normal TCP operations; Monitor student progress and provide immediate tailored coaching; Train to a consistent performance level and mastery of defined objectives; Document training conducted and knowledge/skill mastery; Provide system-supervised practice to maintain proficiency; Adjust to changing training requirements and environments; and Provide knowledge that can be embedded as an intelligent agent. The Phase I objectives (both base effort and option) for this project will be to: 1) identify the optimal approach to developing an ILC for the TCP based on analysis of the broad range of program knowledge, skill, and cognitive learning requirements; 2) develop an ILC design based on this approach; and 3) develop a prototype ILC for a selected TCP tactical objective, such as selection of sonar or weapons settings.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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