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Common-Control, Unmanned Vehicle Trainer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0355
Agency Tracking Number: N111-008-0746
Amount: $79,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-008
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7001 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN -
United States
DUNS: 194646782
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chadwick Cox
 Principal Investigator
 (423) 894-4646
Business Contact
 Roger Bailey
Title: CFO
Phone: (423) 894-4646
Research Institution

Accurate Automation Corporation (AAC) will develop a low-cost trainer based on PC technology. The objective is to provide the U.S. Navy with the ability to readily train personnel to operate unmanned vehicle systems when high-cost training systems and actual control systems are in short supply. This trainer will incorporate 1) a reconfigurable Graphical User Interface (GUI) to simulate the target control station(s), 2) existing simulation tools to provide a realistic representation of the target vehicle, 3) common control and an open networking architecture to provide flexibility and to facilitate future growth, 4) a behavioral Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, and 5) and video-conferencing tools to provide a good, low-cost training solution. During Phase I, we will plan the development of the system and work with the customer to prioritize our focus on particular features and capabilities. This plan will lead to the development of a prototype training system that covers the Tier 1-3 fixed-wing vehicles, using commercial-grade hardware and basic graphical representations, but with appropriately realistic underlying scenarios and simulations. The result will be that an operator who has been trained with AAC"s product will require substantially less training with high-cost trainers or the targeted real control stations.

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