New Optical Coupling of Infrared Analyzers to Industrial Processes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 44217
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
87 Church St., PO Box 380379, East Hartford, CT, 06108
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
Not Available Intelligent Automation, Inc. proposes to develop the Team Readiness Assessment Program (TRAP). TRAP will be an assessment tool to measure the effectiveness of training battle groups in the performance of mission essential tasks as individuals or as a team. TRAP will use Latent Semantic Analysis, a powerful new machine-learning technology, to provide a numerical index of the similarity between textual descriptions of tactics, tasks and other elements of task performance with a description of the trainee's decisions and response, with after-action reviews of training exercises, and with scenarios having desirable outcomes. The goal is to develop TRAP as a reliable method of assessing battle group readiness, and to aid in planning needed training programs. TRAP will enable the Navy to measure performance of trainees and effectiveness of training using LSA-based similarity metrics by matching descriptions of training exercise outcomes with descriptions of ideal outcomes, and by matching trainees' consideration of factors such as weather, sea state, relevant tactics and doctrine to experts. The numerical scores provided by these comparisons will be scaled along a continuum indicating the readiness of the individual or Battle Group to effectively plan and implement mission essential tasks. TRAP will enable trainees to receive real-time feedback on their decisions, and provide them with descriptions of choices that match more closely to optimal choices. TRAP will be designed for individual or group use, and for local as well as distributed training environments.

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