Cognitive Demands of Warfighter Readiness

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-M-6007
Agency Tracking Number: 012HE-0301
Amount: $99,838.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: 053859526
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Spiker
 Principal Scientist
 (805) 966-6157
 vaspiker@anacapasciences.com
Business Contact
 Steven Rogers
Title: Vice President
Phone: (805) 966-6157
Email: sprogers@anacapasciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This SBIR will identify a set of high-payoff training interventions that can be applied to improve the mission planning skills of USAF fighter pilots. The project will focus on the planning needs of warfighters who are using the Distributed MissionTraining (DMT) testbed at AFRL in Mesa, AZ. Interventions will be identified through a systematic Training Needs Analysis, in which a set of high-payoff mission planning skills are identified, promising interventions extracted through SME interviews andliterature review, and a Delphi approach is used to achieve consensus among a panel of experts concerning those interventions that will have potential to improve effectiveness of mission planning training. Phase I will result in concept designspecifications for the most promising interventions, including a plan for developing, implementing, and evaluating a package of interventions at AFRL's DMT testbed. Possible candidates include: computer-based training of key mission planning skills;embedded training of time-critical planning decisions; focused, intensive (deliberate) practice of error-prone planning tasks; on-call access to a dynamic mission archival library; Web-enabled

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