Authoring Demonstrations and Assessments for Perceptual Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,994.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0504
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-162-0557
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-162
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
RobertWray
Senior Scientist
(919) 967-5079
wray@soartech.com
Business Contact:
KateHarding
Chief Operating Officer
(734) 887-7602
contracts@soartech.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The USMC Combat Hunter program trains warfighters to be"combat hunters,"providing instruction for combat profiling, tracking, and enhanced observation. Combat Hunter is delivering highly successful training for those warfighters who have opportunity to participate. Computer-based training tools may significantly extend the reach of the training of combat profiling skills as inspired by Combat Hunter. However, additional tools are needed to 1) prepare trainees and instructors for Combat Hunter, 2) provide individualized sustainment training, and 3) enable participants to build"training"for colleagues not able to participate in Combat Hunter course. Soar Technology proposes to extend, to refine, and to specialize existing content-development tools. These tools, when integrated together and applied to the perceptual training problem, will enable instructors and training content developers to bridge the gaps above. The tools embed evidence-based, instructional design"best practices,"enabling the authors to focus on domain content, and they output instructional lessons, integrated within a simulation-based practice tool. In Phase I, we propose to investigate the application of the existing tools to perceptual training, focusing especially on the requirements of 3D, immersive environments.

* 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