CREATE II: Contextually Relevant Exploitation&Analysis Training Environment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-C-6400
Agency Tracking Number: O2-1358
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-CR2
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Aptimqa, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 967259946
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cullen Jackson
 Cognitive Systems Enginee
 (781) 496-2408
 cjackson@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Thomas McKenna
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2443
Email: mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Imagery analysts face a number of challenges that complicate their ability to gain contextual awareness, particularly when exploiting multiple forms of sensor data. Faced with adaptable adversaries, analysts require advanced training tools that span a variety of mission contexts. Because no analyst can be an expert in every sensor platform, what is needed is a training tool that senses and adapts to the analyst"s knowledge and skill level by constructing an individualized training program. To meet this need, Aptima, Inc. and its partner Rickard Consulting Group/PatchPlus Consulting is developing the Contextually Relevant Exploitation & Analysis Training Environment (CREATE). CREATE is an innovative adaptive training system that accelerates contextual learning by using Partially Observable Markov Decision Process (POMDP) technology to construct individualized training programs that adapt to learner performance. As analysts gain contextual knowledge, the system will populate a computational, didactic model that is capable of identifying exercises that will maximize the learners"contextual expertise. CREATE will be designed to accommodate the analyst"s typical workflow, so that it could be used for both training as well as mission preparation/rehearsal.

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