Embedded Training in an Optimized Manning Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-2037
Agency Tracking Number: N012-0155
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 John Wayne
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 326-3760
Business Contact
 Lyle Watkinson
Title: Controller
Phone: (860) 326-3778
Email: lpwatki@sonalysts.com
Research Institution
The Phase I effort was focused on developing a detailed methodology for conducting training in the reduced manning environment anticipated for new and evolving 21st century ship classes (e.g., DD(X)). The Phase I objective was to research and design aprototype training system employing closed-loop adaptive training technology as the enabling technology for supporting training in an optimized manning environment. A training infrastructure was defined that will accommodate individual and team trainingrequirements within a closed-loop adaptive training system employing a seamless combination of adaptive interactive multimedia instruction (IMI)- and simulation-based intelligent tutoring. This technology will support knowledge acquisition using adaptiveIMI and supervised skills practice using simulation-based intelligent tutoring, all within a common architecture employing a unified learner model.The Phase I effort culminated in the delivery of a final report that addressed three main topics:closed-loop adaptive training concept of operation, closed-loop adaptive training architecture, and a description of the proposed Phase II prototype. The Phase II objective is to develop the prototype training system, targeting the ASW/ASUW Tactical AirController (ASTAC) curriculum as the domain of interest. The research conducted under this SBIR will contribute directly to the development of a fully functional closed-loop adaptive training system that will support individual and team training within atotal-ship training environment. We anticipate that the technology developed under this SBIR topic will be immediately transitioned to the DD(X) program and the Navy's shore-based training infrastructure (initially supporting the ASTAC curriculum). Inaddition, this technology can be applied to address a wide range of other military and civilian training requirements where both knowledge and skill acquisition are essential. Domains that might be addressed by this technology include: air controloperations, power plant operations, medical diagnosis, etc.

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