Intelligent Simulation Techniques for a Realistic, Unified Command and Control Training System (INSTRUCTS) for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7905
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-005-0027
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T005
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-19
Small Business Information
MA, Cambridge, MA, 02138-4555
DUNS: 115243701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Niehaus
 Scientist
 (617) 491-3474
 jniehaus@cra.com
Business Contact
 Mark Felix
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (617) 491-3474
Email: mfelix@cra.com
Research Institution
 Ohio State University
 Christa Yandrich
 1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH, 43210-1016
 (614) 247-6080
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Given a specific window of opportunity for an incoming threat, the central Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) operator must dynamically manage the battle to achieve global and regional mission objectives. Seconds matter in these situations, and the C2BMC operator must be well versed in all potential scenarios, so that his actions are both quick and decisive. Currently, training simulations that might apply to C2BMC operator training are laborious to configure and difficult or impossible to control live, resulting in training that is limited in scope. To enhance C2BMC operator training, we propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of Intelligent Simulation Techniques for a Realistic, Unified Command and Control Training System (INSTRUCTS) for Missile Defense. INSTRUCTS provides an open, flexible C2BMC training simulation with tools to rapidly create scenarios, easily control scenario execution, and simulate a full chain of command. INSTRUCTS makes use of advanced training simulation technologies including automated scenario planning, execution management, and believable agents. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7663 (8 January 14)

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