VirexLab a Virtual Reality Educational System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNM04AA72C
Agency Tracking Number: 035970
Amount: $69,926.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: B7.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TIETRONIX SOFTWARE, INC.
1331 Gemini Ave. Suite 300, Houston, TX, 77058-2794
DUNS: 082847653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Victor Tang
 Principal Investigator
 (281) 461-9300
 vtang@tietronix.com
Business Contact
 Victor Tang
Title: Business Official
Phone: (281) 461-9300
Email: vtang@tietronix.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The VirexLab, the centerpiece of this Tietronix proposal offers significant innovation to NASA and to the Marshall Space Flight Center, implementing the Biological and Physical Research Enterprise education and outreach activities. VirexLab will be a collection of rich immersive settings with both hands-on and virtual components. These settings will focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning objectives. The objectives will integrate learning across the boundaries of subject matter, platform (setting), and institution yielding intellectual merit rarely seen in a single learning tool, an innovation in OBPR?s educational excellence. Tietronix proposes to develop a Virtual Reality (VR) educational system that can be used in multiple formats such as multimedia CD-ROMs, kiosks for museum settings, VR stations, and web sites that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The VR lab would allow the students to experiment with devices as if in the microgravity of space or Earth gravity. The significance of our proposed innovations is that learners, both students and adult life-long learners, will participate in hands-on, immersive environments to experience NASA?s missions and discoveries.

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