Next-Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0009
Agency Tracking Number: 07ST1-0024
Amount: $749,991.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: ST071-004
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Anti-Terror Technologies Corp.
896 W Minneola Ave., Suite 57, Clermont, FL, 34711
DUNS: 626372622
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Bliss
 Ph.D. Programs Director
 (757) 683-4051
Business Contact
 Elizabeth Alessi
Title: CEO
Phone: (407) 310-3440
Research Institution
 Old Dominion University
 James B Bliss
 Old Dominion University
Post Office Box 6369
Norfolk, VA, 23508
 (757) 683-4051
 Nonprofit college or university
The primary aims and opportunities of the NexGEN Interface are revolutionary improvements to the OneSAF Behavior Composer and associated processes, to enable military personnel to rapidly and easily build or edit useful OneSAF behaviors for their training and operational purposes. Our NexGEN Interface focuses on military users who range from personnel with basic tactical skills to world-class tacticians, including intuitive collaborative use by Subject Matter Experts. We have developed eight new multimodal, building-block interface components that can be selectively combined and customized to ensure user-centric interfaces. Our definition of interface goes beyond the convention to collectively include the GUIs, visualization/data-views and overall processes to support behavior composition. Four candidate interfaces are planned, including innovative simultaneous use features with the unique capacity of automatic updating edits among different behavior views. Usability for anticipated military personnel drives our overall iterative spiral development processes. Further, we envision direct integration between the NexGEN Behavior-Composer and the OneSAF-MCT for rapid near-real-time development, debugging, and contingency testing with realistic representation of the created/edited behavior within the appropriate scenario running on the MCT. Additional NexGEN-Interface applications include operational command & control systems, bundled system sales with multiple team partners, and new virtual therapy methods for recovering warfighters.

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