NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-2 X14.01-9176
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Virtual Reality and World Technologies for Team Training Approaches
PROPOSAL TITLE: Serious Games for Team Training

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Stottler Henke Associates, Inc.
1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 310
San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2513
(650) 931-2700

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dan Fu, Ph.D.
1670 South Amphlett Blvd., Suite 310
San Mateo, CA 94402 - 2513
(650) 931-2700 Extension :2706

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Exploration crews for long duration space flights have continually expressed a need for more chances to learn to work together as a team prior to flight. Together with the need to retain proficiency with limited places to practice, we propose to build a virtual environment that is both website-accessible and scientifically-rooted team. The resulting training system will enable crews to maintain a high state of cognitive readiness for team-based skills, such as coordinated fire suppression.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed training system will provide team-specific, task-generic, and task-specific training. We expect to either complement the EMER on board trainer by adding in a real-time training portion or build a planning portion prior to execution of the training scenarios. The fire suppression training system development would occur from 2013 to 2015, parallel with Boeing's recently awarded increment from the commercial crew program to develop the CST-100. Another set of users could come from NASA's emergency personnel. The White Sands Test Facility features fire and emergency services on site.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The team training system can be used by federal, state, and local government organizations to improve team performance, especially for time-critical situations. The application area most similar to the NASA application would again be similar occupations such as firefighting, law enforcement, healthcare. Other potential applications include the military, especially for unit level teams.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Mission Training
Training Concepts & Architectures

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