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Proposal Number: 0624005
Proposal Title: ActionBuilder(TM): Automated Scenario/Script Builder for Simulation-Based Training Systems
Topic Number: H-SB06.2-006
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: AUTOMATED SCENARIO/SCRIPT BUILDER FOR SIMULATION-BASED TRAINING SYSTEMS
Organization: Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.
Address: 12122 Victoria Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066-3118  
Abstract: To speed up simulation-based exercise development, it is important for scenarios to be authored and executed "on-the-fly" in an automated fashion with minimal reliance on software personnel. To this end, what is needed is an intelligent scenario/script building capability that enables training personnel to rapidly assemble and "test-drive" incident scenarios, and that can be smoothly integrated with simulation-based training systems and exercises (SBT/SBE). This capability is envisioned as an "executive agent," that would ultimately become a critical component of SBT/SBE systems. The automated scenario/script builder is envisioned as a graphical, standards-compliant software application that employs non-proprietary implementation with open interfaces for ease of integration and with facilities for workflow monitoring during simulated execution. In Phase I, we developed a prototype of this system to provide convincing technical evidence of graphical workflow design and execution. Phase II will produce a working prototype of the scenario/script building framework, a test and integration plan, and initial estimates of operation and maintenance. The scenario/script builder will be designed to be interoperable with third-party SBT/SBE systems for emergency preparedness and response training exercises. Potential military and commercial applications include incident management and response, emergency preparedness, and crisis action planning and execution.
Award/Contract Number: D08PC75423 (formerly NBCHC080070)
Period of Performance: 05/02/2008 - 08/25/2011
Award/Contract Value: $749,999.80
Award/Obligated Amount: $749,999.80