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Air Force awards IAI a new contract to develop Collaborative Tools for Distributed Mission Training

Team training and performance assessment have been explored for decades. However, modern distributed mission operations like the Live, Virtual and Constructive operations (LVC Ops), are getting increasingly complex, and exceeding the traditional capabilities of separate component solutions, like mission planning, briefing, debriefing and performance assessment. Creating a connection between the mission capabilities listed above, and developing an integrated distributed collaborative software environment to facilitate these mission capabilities would be very useful. To address this, IAI and its collaborator, Lumir Research, have been awarded a contract entitled “Collaborative Tools for Distributed Mission Training.” They will leverage their expertise in collaborative systems, distributed mission planning and scheduling, and data distribution and integration, to develop We-CLAP, a Web of Expertise for Collaborative Learning and Planning. We-CLAP will connect previously disparate capabilities into a seamless whole by focusing on the following aspects of access, distribution, connection and conversion, indexing and synchronization of data from various related LVC systems, and data presentation to human users. The proposed effort includes carrying out a trade study of candidate technologies and evaluating the potential employment and integration of selected technologies to form a reasonable problem solving and decision support process. Further, it will also conduct system design and software implementation to demonstrate a proof of concept in suitable scenarios. Finally, it will explore the connection and applicability of We-CLAP to existing and novel systems within the Air Force Research Laboratory and other agencies. The tools and techniques can be applied in the commercial airlines community for evaluating and assessing routing changes and flight planning modifications, as well as in other businesses.

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