Situational Awareness Training System (sats)

Period of Performance: 11/30/1988 - 12/01/1990

$599K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Sceee Services Corp. (ssc)
1101 Massachusetts Ave
St Cloud, FL 32769
Principal Investigator

Abstract

THE COMBAT DATA FROM WORLD WAR II AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ARMED CONFLICTS DEMONSTRATE THAT TACTICAL MISSION EFFECTIVENESS HINGES ON THE EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE OF A VERY FEW SUPERIOR FIGHTER-ATTACK PILOTS. ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS THAT DISTINGUISHES TRULY SUPERIOR FIGHTER-ATTACK PILOTS FROM THEIR LESS SUCCESSFUL PEERS IS AN EXTRAORDINARILY KEEN SITUATIONAL AWARENESS. HEIGHTENED SITUATIONAL AWARENESS IS LARGELY DEPENDENT ON PERCEPTUAL-COGNITIVE CAPABILITIES AND PROCESSES THAT ARE TYPICALLY UNDERDEVELOPED AND UNEXPLOITED. THE PHASE I INVESTIGATION CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THE FEASIBILITY AND POTENTIAL OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TRAINING TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE ON TASKS RELEVANT TO AERIAL COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS AND FLIGHT SAFETY. PHASE II WILL CAPITALIZE ON THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED FROM PHASE I AND OUR COMPREHENSIVE AIRCREW PERFORMANCE AND SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TRAINING SYSTEM (SATS). THE PHASE II EFFORT EMBRACES A NUMBER OF PERFORMANCE, SYSTEMS, AND SCIENTIFIC OBJECTIVES THAT CULMINATE IN THE DELIVERY OF A PROTOTYPE SATS AND FIVE OTHER MAJOR PRODUCTS TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE.