Scenario Engineering for Assessment of Multi-participant Adaptive Training Environment(SEAMATE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0202
Agency Tracking Number: N09A-007-0367
Amount: $742,235.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N09-T007
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Webb Stacy
 Vice President, Technolog
 (781) 496-2437
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
 The University of Oklahoma
 Mary E Sewell
 Office of Research Services
201 David L. Boren Blvd, Suite
Norman, OK, 73019-
 (405) 325-4808
 Nonprofit college or university
Large Scale Training exercises, such as the Fleet Synthetic Training Joint (FST-J), demand extensive resources and effective planning. Prioritization of training events, alone, cannot guarantee that the training objectives for every trainee can be met; particularly in environments where participants are performing different roles and are disparately skilled. A new solution is needed to manage the training experiences of all participants. Aptima and the University of Oklahoma propose to continue the investigation of Scenario Engineering for Assessment of Multi-participant Adaptive Training Environment (SEAMATE). In SEAMATE Phase II we will develop the system designed in Phase I. That system uses Multidimensional Item Response Theory to calibrate the difficulty of instructional items in scenarios. Then, based on trainee performance, SEAMATE schedules subsequent instructional items into the scenario. Two of the key components of this approach (e.g., scenario item scheduling and performance measurement) leverage existing technologies (e.g., PRESTO and A-Measure) resulting, in part, from other SBIR efforts. In Phase II, SEAMATE technology will be applied to Unmanned Aerial System scenarios and trainees.

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