CREATE: Contextually Relevant Exploitation&Analysis Training Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-M-6285
Agency Tracking Number: O113-CR2-1108
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-CR2
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
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
 Cullen Jackson
 Director Cognitive Systems Engineer
 (781) 496-2408
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Research Institution
Imagery analysts face challenges that complicate their ability to gain and maintain contextual awareness. On the job training provides some instruction but tends to focus too much on the specificities of the domain. When analysts view imagery that deviates from that domain, they tend to make mistakes such as mis-identifying equipment or failing to recognize patterns of enemy activity. Aptima, Inc., and its partner Rickard Consulting, propose to develop the Contextually Relevant Exploitation & Analysis Training Environment (CREATE) to train analysts to exploit static and full motion imagery across a variety of contexts. CREATE is an innovative adaptive training system that accelerates contextual learning by constructing individualized training programs. As analysts progress, the system identifies exercises which will accelerate the student"s acquisition of contextual expertise based on an understanding of prior performance. Training through the CREATE system will be grounded within the analyst"s typical workflow, so that the same system can be used for both training exercises and mission rehearsal. In addition, it will integrate with SCORM-conformant LMSs. To support the content authoring processes, CREATE will monitor how students respond to content and use advanced modeling techniques to classify and update content difficulty profiles based on observed student performance.

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