Intervention Methods and Performance Assessment for Crew Training (IMPACT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-6717
Agency Tracking Number: F061-043-1348
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-043
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 967259946
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Beaubien
 I/O Psychologist
 (202) 842-1548
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2415
Research Institution
The envisioned product of this SBIR is a Crew Resource Management (CRM) training program to enhance the time sensitive targeting (TST) skills of the Dynamic Targeting Cell (DTC) within the Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC). We call this product IMPACT: Intervention Methods and Performance Assessment for Crew Training. The DTC is characterized by unpredictable injections of high-priority tasks with severe time constraints. DTC personnel must coordinate their responses to these tasks in a dynamic, teams-of-teams environment to ensure overall mission success. IMPACT training will improve this coordination. During Phase I, Aptima will analyze existing CRM approaches and methods from analogous domains, and will map relevant CRM concepts to critical DTC knowledge and skills. Next, Aptima will develop a comprehensive CRM training structure and a proof-of-concept training module, along with plans for evaluating its effectiveness. During Phase II, Aptima will fully develop the comprehensive IMPACT training program. The end result will be a CRM training curriculum that is specifically designed to help DTC personnel successfully cope with the time-sensitive threats of today…as well as those of tomorrow.

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