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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$124,700.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX13CJ17P
Agency Tracking Number:
124717
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H12.03
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
MI, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108-2217
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
197187602
Principal Investigator:
Charles Cohen
Sr Research Engineer
(734) 668-2567
proposals@cybernet.com
Business Contact:
Daniel Jarrell
Business Official
(734) 668-2567
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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