Innovative Materials for Lightweight Armor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,749.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DAAH10-01-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number:
A992-0033
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 E. Carrillo St. FL 2, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
053859526
Principal Investigator:
Susan Fischer
Principal Scientist
(805) 966-6157
n.elsner@hi-z.com
Business Contact:
Alan Spiker
Vice President
(805) 966-6157
n.elsner@hi-z.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Phase II objective is to develop web-based training that increases Army officers' critical thinking ability. The need for such training was confirmed by the results of Phase I where it was shown that (1) critical thinking (CT) skills are important toBattle Command success, (2) poor CT performance creates serious problems for Command/Control, and (3) military curriculum does not train CT skills effectively. This research and development project provides a unique opportunity to combine tacticalexpertise with leading edge developments in psychological theory. Phase II will focus on development of high-quality information content to support training of critical thinking skills. An integrated network of military officers, training developers,computer scientists, and end users will form an advisory panel whose task it will be to guide development of the content and form of the proposed training. Phase II subsumes four tasks designed to (1) validate the theory of critical thinking developed inPhase I by conducting innovative experimental studies of CT, (2) shepherd results of the experimental studies into content for developing CT training modules, (3) implement training modules on the worldwide-web, and (4) evaluate effectiveness of theweb-based training using students drawn from the schoolhouse and tactical field units.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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