A Virtual Social Support System for Long-Duration Space Exploration Missions

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CJ17P
Agency Tracking Number: 124717
Amount: $124,700.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: H12.03
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MI, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-2217
DUNS: 197187602
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Charles Cohen
 Sr Research Engineer
 (734) 668-2567
 proposals@cybernet.com
Business Contact
 Daniel Jarrell
Title: Business Official
Phone: (734) 668-2567
Email: proposals@cybernet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Our overall goal is to enhance the overall behavior health and performance of personnel on (future potential) long-duration missions. We propose to use a local representation of the Second Life virtual world, along with our computer graphics and artificial intelligence background, to make a highly interactive and responsive environment between groups of people that are literally worlds apart in communication distance. By having the interactions occur this way, there is no communication latency that needs to be dealt with, because content is updated asynchronously.We will also leverage and adapt our Automated Behavior and Cohesion Assessment Tools system, previously developed under a recent NASA Phase II SBIR, to measure behavior health and performance.

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