Immersive Scenario Based Training Environments for Intuitive Decision Making

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N61340-11-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-CR3-4075
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-CR3
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc.
9180 Brown Deer Road, San Diego, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
131182388
Principal Investigator
 Erica Palmer
 Senior Scientist
 (858) 535-1661
 ericapalmer@pacific-science.com
Business Contact
 James Callan
Title: President
Phone: (858) 535-1661
Email: jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The Primed Intuition Training (Prime-IT) program combines cognitive and training science with critical domain knowledge, incorporating advances in immersive training and neurocognitive measurement, to develop the foundation for sound, intuitive decision-making. At the heart of Prime-IT are principles of scenario-based training in synthetic learning environments that provide the framework for a continuum that guides the trainee through acquisition of declarative knowledge and its application to complex operational environments. A major objective for Phase I is to identify and explore key issues in training that must be addressed: from declarative knowledge content to feasible and meaningful neurocognitive and physiological metrics. A second major objective is to develop a basic training prototype that will demonstrate how these considerations can be incorporated within the Prime-IT framework. The prototype will focus on training and neurocognitive/physiological measurement of intuitive decision-making in a specific operational task. Sample scenarios will be developed in a computer-based virtual simulation. Furthermore, this prototype will be adaptable to a wide range of operational tasks and a variety of immersive environments. The declarative knowledge component of Prime-IT ensures detection of environmental cues and indicators that are the input for intuitive decision-making and promotes an awareness of cognitive biases that impact intuitive decisions.

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