Predicting Requirements for instructional Environment Design to Improve Critical Training (PREDICT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$298,166.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-G-05460002
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-099-0687a
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-099
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Emily Wiese
Associate Director, Human
(781) 496-2449
ewiese@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 395-3966
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Phase II.5 proposal, extension of Phase II contract N00014-09-C-0079: Aircraft carrier landings are one of the most difficult and safety critical tasks Naval Aviators must master in the course of their training. In light of continuing training resource and budgetary constraints, there has been interest on the part of the USN to investigate the potential for increased flight simulator utilization for aircraft carrier landing training. In particular, there is initial interest in augmenting F-18 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) carrier qualification (CQ) training which accounts for the largest CQ training requirement. Current F-18 flight simulators do not support CQ training due to a lack of fidelity, particularly with regard to visual display capabilities and aircraft motion representation. In order to advance flight simulator capabilities such that they may support future CQ training, it will be necessary to investigate current simulator fidelity shortfalls and determine the necessary upgrades. In support of that objective the current effort proposes to: (1) develop objective measures of pilot performance during aircraft carrier landings; (2) design experiments to assess the impact of varying levels of simulator fidelity on pilot performance during aircraft carrier landings; and (3) to collect objective data to identify the appropriate level of simulator fidelity required for CQ training.

* 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