Adaptive Cultural Training Immersive Virtual Environment (ACTIVE)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0162
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-HS8-4220
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-HS8
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
454 Pine Street, Suite 1C, Williamsport, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
128516114
Principal Investigator:
ToddGriffith
President&CTO
(570) 329-0251
tgriffith@discoverymachine.com
Business Contact:
AnnaGriffith
CEO
(570) 601-1966
agriffith@discoverymachine.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Gaming technology, specifically 3D immersive games have established themselves as effective training tools for the military in recent years. Recent work in Human Terrain Systems and the emergence of the Human, Social, Cultural and Behavior (HSCB) modeling program present an additional opportunity to leverage 3D immersive environments for intercultural readiness training. The problem with these systems is that they are extremely difficult to build and are not dynamic enough to challenge trainees based on their cognitive state. It requires an enormous amount of development time to create a system that can effectively imitate the visual, cultural and behavioral environment which the trainee will encounter in the real world. As such, these training environments are fairly static in the kind of scenarios a trainee can encounter. Discovery Machine with support from our partners Northrop Grumman and Advanced Brain Monitoring is proposing to produce a significantly more dynamic immersive training technology called the Adaptive Cultural Training Immersive Virtual Environment (ACTIVE). ACTIVE shall enable interaction with non-player characters based on information obtained from subject matter experts as well as data obtained through social network models and biofeedback technologies.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government