Intervention Methods and Performance Assessment for Crew Training (IMPACT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$750,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-6764
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-043-1348
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-043
Small Business Information
APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Beaubien
 I/O Psychologist
 (781) 935-3966
 jbeaubien@aptima.com
Business Contact
 Margaret Clancy
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (781) 496-2424
Email: clancy@aptima.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
As Air Force missions become increasingly larger and more complex, the need for effective teamwork – such as shared situation awareness, coordination, and decision-making – becomes ever more critical to mission success. The Combined Air and Space Operations Center (CAOC) is one example of a large, complex Air Force organization that requires effective coordination both within and across teams. Our teamwork training efforts begin with the Dynamic Targeting Cell (DTC), a team within the CAOC that is responsible for prosecuting time-sensitive, dynamic, and emerging targets while coordinating with other CAOC teams to execute the Air Tasking Order (ATO). With an ever-increasing OPTEMPO, demands on DTC personnel continue to rise at an alarming rate, and enhanced teamwork-related skills are needed to effectively meet those demands. The envisioned product of this Phase II SBIR is IMPACT (Intervention Methods and Performance Assessment for Crew Training) a low-cost “training accelerator” that will allow DTC operators to “hit the ground running” upon entering high-fidelity exercises – such as Virtual Flag – thereby minimizing costly downtime and ensuring effective performance from the outset.

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