NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 A4.01-9249
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Ground Test Techniques and Measurement Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Virtual Training of Compressor Control Room

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
MYMIC, LLC
1040 University Boulevard, Suite 100
Portsmouth, VA 23703 - 2649
(757) 391-9200

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ashley Medford
ashley.medford@mymic.net
1040 University Boulevard, Suite 100
Portsmouth, VA 23703 - 2649
(757) 391-9200 Extension :105

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Kevin McCleskey
kevin.mccleskey@mymic.net
1040 University Boulevard, Suite 100
Portsmouth, VA 23703 - 2649
(757) 391-9200 Extension :116

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 8

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Ground Test Techniques and Measurement Technologies is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
MYMIC will analyze, design, develop and evaluate the Virtual Control Room – Compressor Station (VCoR-CS) training system. VCoR-CS will provide procedural training to NASA operators within a 3D virtual environment that realistically models the Compressor Station Control Room. It will include an accessible information repository to store expert knowledge and Standard Operating Procedures for display via a simple, training interface. VCoR-CS will leverage a "crawl-walk-run" learning approach with practice and assessments levels in order to allow users to slowly increase the cognitive load and difficulty of their training. A log-in capability will enable user performance to be tracked and training to be accessed on-demand. MYMIC will evaluate the effectiveness of VCoR-CS training prototype and adherence to its learning objectives. Project efforts and results will be incorporated into a Final Report. MYMIC will also conceptualize the expansion of VCoR-CS to include emergency preparedness and scenario-based training modules for future, follow-on efforts.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
NASA would benefit from the Virtual Control Room – Compressor Station (VCoR-CS) capability to meet its knowledge capture and ubiquitous training requirements. As budget constraints continue, meeting the needs of a diverse and reduced workforce, as well as capturing expert knowledge for capability sustainment, is critical to NASA mission needs and projects. A virtual control room capability provides an engaging and effective virtual, procedural training tool that also acts as an updateable knowledge repository. This ubiquitous training technology is especially applicable to NASA high air compressor and wind tunnel research facilities as well as all other facilities that require complex Standard Operating Procedures. MYMIC's initial commercialization strategy would begin with Langley Research Center facilities and expand out to include the other three Aeronautical Test Program (ATP) Research Centers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The virtual control room training capability has wide-market applicability beyond NASA. As an agile, ubiquitous training technology and knowledge capture tool, VCoR provides similar non-NASA markets with an effective and efficient solution to meet their reduced workforce and capability sustainment needs. There are wind tunnel and air compressor facilities that are not operated by NASA, which would provide a primary target market for Non-NASA commercialization. Moving beyond air compressor and wind tunnel facilities, the VCoR-CS technology has applicability to a wide variety of markets as a virtual, procedural training and knowledge capture tool. Facilities and organizations, such as those in the manufacturing industry, that require staff to understand complex procedural training in order to operate safely within a high-technology environment would greatly benefit from a VCoR training tool. MYMIC will further explore these markets to develop an optimum strategy to successfully commercialize the VCoR-CS training technology and tool.

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.)
3D Imaging
Data Modeling (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Knowledge Management
Mission Training
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Outreach
Simulation & Modeling
Spacecraft Design, Construction, Testing, & Performance (see also Engineering; Testing & Evaluation)
Training Concepts & Architectures

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