Predictive Proficiency and Readiness Evaluation (PrePARE)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-13-M-6437
Agency Tracking Number: F131-026-1470
Amount: $149,744.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: AF131-026
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Tier 1 Performance Solutions, LLC
100 E. Rivercenter Blvd, Suite 100, Covington, KY, -
DUNS: 128933996
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Meyer
 Senior Consultant
 (859) 663-2114
Business Contact
 Terence Andre
Title: Chief Scientist
Phone: (859) 663-2114
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: In order to make flight combat training more efficient and effective, many strides have been made in the areas of role-based competency definition through the use of Mission-Essential Competencies (MECs), live-virtual-constructive (LVC) simulation for realistic practice and assessment in various environments, and performance data capture for after-action review. To take full advantage of these capabilities, a solution is needed that will integrate them into a holistic end-to-end system, mapping from performance data gathered in various assessment environments over time, to competency proficiency ratings and role requirements; ultimately resulting in accurate prediction of readiness and an optimal development plan. To address these challenges, our team proposes to develop the PrePARE (Predictive Performance and Readiness Evaluation) system, a solution that incorporates a standardized mechanism for defining performance metrics that can be applied across operational environments; a performance data warehouse for gathering measured performance data across assessment modalities such as simulations, live flight ranges, and even game-based environments; a mechanism for mapping this data to competency proficiency ratings to predict current readiness; and an analysis tool that can utilize this data to help make informed decisions about optimal learning paths and selection. BENEFIT: With the PrePARE system, the U.S. Air Force will have the capability to track current readiness against competency standards and optimize training event planning by predicting future proficiency fall offs. While portions of this capability exist in limited contexts today, they are not integrated into a holistic system that cumulates and evaluates performance measurements across training, exercise, test, and evaluation contexts over time and maps that measured performance to predicted competency proficiency ratings. By providing this capability, the PrePARE system will provide the insight necessary to target future training events to an individual"s specific needs and optimize the time spent in training to maintain readinesssaving training costs and returning valuable time to our nation"s warfighters.

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