Military Training Systems Acceptance Test & Evaluation

Period of Performance: 04/17/2008 - 04/16/2010

$499K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Innovative Defense Technologies
4401 Wilson Boulevard Array
Arlington, VA 22203
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The Navy s flight and maintenance training simulators systems are growing in complexity, and becoming more and more dependent on COTS HW and SW, as well as, the successful re-use of software developed from other programs. Despite the advances in development practices and tools, the goals of accelerating the rate at which training systems can be delivered, and accepted, while reducing their costs cannot be met without comparable improvement in the practices and tools for acceptance testing. Training system deficiencies that are not identified and corrected during testing have resulted in reduced performance and training effectiveness. An excellent opportunity exists to rapidly accelerate the ability to deliver advanced capabilities of training systems by significantly reducing the overall acceptance testing timeframe through the use of commercial testing automation tools, which are either existing or emerging, throughout the test and evaluation life cycle.