Adaptive Gaming Environment - Submarines (AGE-S)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-C-0019
Agency Tracking Number: N131-078-0612
Amount: $1,492,650.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-078
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 110, Fairfax, VA, 22030
DUNS: 784255809
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Sebastian Pascarelle
 (240) 554-6323
 sam.pascarelle@indepth.com
Business Contact
 Howard Reichel
Phone: (703) 592-1866
Email: howard.reichel@indepth.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Navy has for some time been moving toward computer-based e-learning systems to address both of these needs. E-learning systems minimize the need for lengthy and expensive chalk-n-talk training - enabling a wide range of skills and refresher training as needed. Todays computer based training (CBT) systems typically require trainees to proceed through a lengthy sequence of formal (usually written) instruction, exercise participation, and computer-based testing and feedback. The rigidness and rote nature of these e-learning systems diminish their training value and indicate the desirability of an adaptive training approach.
The Adaptive Gaming Environment for Submarines (AGE-S) addresses the need for adaptive training in the following ways: (1) AGE-S provides adaptive navigation through a course - driven by a statistical approach in which the difficulty of each question (or trial) is calibrated within a population, such that the performance of the trainee measured in-situ is compared to a population score to make a navigation decision, (2) AGE-S also addresses adaptive feedback timing (immediate vs. deferred), adaptive feedback type (process information vs. the correct answer), and adaptive modality (e.g. written, video, haptic).

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