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Proposal Number: HSHQDC-09-R-00041-0911034-II
Proposal Title: Realistic and Adaptive Interactive Learning System (RAILS)
Topic Number: 09.1-2
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Innovative Training Technology for Preventive Rad/Nuc Detection
Organization: Spectral Labs Incorporated
Address: 15920 Bernardo Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92127-1828  
Abstract: The Next Generation computer based PRND Training Application sought by DNDO requires seamless coordination of First Responder Training expertise, Video Simulation capability, Radiation Physics principles and PRND Equipment familiarity. Spectral Labs Inc. (SLI) proposes an innovative approach that brings all of these elements together to develop simulation software that provides physically realistic and effective PRND Training to First Responders by first adding Radiation Transport algorithms to an existing Video Game Engine which will be used to generate Training Scenarios based on real locations, and then testing the accuracy of those simulations by comparing the virtual environment with data collected from real world measurements. The engine to be used is a powerful and feature rich design platform that can be applied to generate training scenarios for the PC or other platforms. The Phase I effort will create two Simulated Training Scenarios, each with direction from a First Responders training professional to ensure application of appropriate Training Principles. This input enables SLI to evaluate the ability of these simulations to ingrain in the trainee an innate sense of how to detect, locate and identify orphan or threat radioisotope sources as well as to develop the necessary PRND Equipment operation skills.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-10-C-00119
Period of Performance: 07/09/2010 - 07/08/2012
Award/Contract Value: $997,334.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $997,334.00