Real Time Intelligent Coaching for Command and Control

Period of Performance: 09/01/1998 - 06/01/1999


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Micro Analysis and Design, Inc.
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Pittsburgh
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Institution POC

Research Topics


The effort by Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh presented within this proposal consists of the development of a proof-of-concept intelligent coach, based on Bayesian network technology. The coach will be integrated with a command and control training workstation, the C3 Systems Training Assessment Research Simulator (C3STARS) at Brooks APS and will present operators with intelligent feedback during activity lulls in scenario-based exercises. The proof-of-concept coach will be designed to give feedback on two types of tasks, an individual operator tasks and team tasks. Integration will be via a "strap-on" method in which operator data will be collected from the simulator and entered into the coach residing on a separate computer. The output of the coach will be shown to the operators prior to the continuation of their training activities. The coach will consist of four modules: 1) an expert model module, 2) a operator-expert comparison module, 3) an assessment module, and 4) a feedback module.