Retrofit Reconfigurable Control System Design and Flight Testing of Adaptive Systems for Existing Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N001401-M-0095
Agency Tracking Number: O002-0027
Amount: $97,824.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3419 Ramsgate Terrace, Alexandria, VA, 22309
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kurt Rowley
 Senior Scientist
 (703) 597-9204
Business Contact
 Kurt Rowley
Title: President
Phone: (703) 597-9204
Research Institution
The proposed ISRI exploratory development project will leverage applied cognitive research into instructional design and teaching the writing process in order to generate and evaluate a design concept for a Courseware Designer Support Tool (CDST). Thestudy will draw on the professional experience of ISRI personnel in instructional design, quantitative and qualitative research, and the design of distance learning environments. Some specific tasks of the study will include protocol-based interviews ofthe target audience to help identify issues related to supporting courseware authors and enabling them to produce effective instructional designs, a review of relevant research findings, the development of a cognitive model for tasks required ofnon-designer Subject-matter Experts (SMEs) conducting instructional design activities, a compilation of instructional design advice including examples of effective CBT, the development of a design concept including a mock-up visualization of the CDST, andvalidation and enhancement of the design concept through evaluation by practicing designers.The major anticipated result of this exploratory development project will be the design of a Courseware Designer Support Tool (CDST). The CDST will help coursewareauthors improve the quality of instruction through its combined emphasis on providing design advice and facilitating processes used by expert instructional designers. The primary target user audience for the CDST is Subject-matter Experts (SMEs) whodesign CBT courseware, including distance learning materials. The secondary target user audience is junior-level instructional designers, writers, teachers, professors, and others who design computer-based courseware and distance learning materials. Theprimary commercial application of the CDST will be to support all designers of instructional treatments. Through a unique performance support strategy pioneered by Dr. Kurt Rowley, the CDST will provide a new capability that supports the use of coursewareauthoring environments, and exceeds the capabilities of existing automated instructional design tools.

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