Next-Generation Behavior Composer for Military Simulation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,991.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0009
Award Id:
83211
Agency Tracking Number:
07ST1-0024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
896 W Minneola Ave., Suite 57, Clermont, FL, 34711
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
626372622
Principal Investigator:
James Bliss
Ph.D. Programs Director
(757) 683-4051
jbliss@odu.edu
Business Contact:
Elizabeth Alessi
CEO
(407) 310-3440
lalessi@a2-t2.com
Research Institute:
Old Dominion University
James B Bliss
Old Dominion University
Post Office Box 6369
Norfolk, VA, 23508
(757) 683-4051
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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