Authoring Demonstrations and Assessments for Perceptual Training

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,994.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0504
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-162-0557
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-162
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Soar Technology, Inc.
3600 Green Court, Suite 600, Ann Arbor, MI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
009485124
Principal Investigator:
Robert Wray
Senior Scientist
(919) 967-5079
wray@soartech.com
Business Contact:
Kate Harding
Chief Operating Officer
(734) 887-7602
contracts@soartech.com
Research Institution:
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.

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