Delivering Innovative Results
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology and its applications have and continue to grow at a rapid rate, finding high acceptance in the military. This is happening in response to DoD’s transformational goal for integrating unmanned aircraft into the current and future force. This intersection of technology advances and operational requirements has led to rapidly increasing UAV deployments. However, the rapid deployment of new UAV technologies adds new complexities to maintain UAV mission safety and success. Training must be established to ensure a safe and secure operating environment. AAI Corporation is funding ECS to develop and deploy a prototype applicaton that consist of SCORM conformant, web-based courseware and immersive 3D simulations. This application combines advanced interactive training techniques to provide the knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to support the responsibilities and tasks required for maintenance and operations of the Shadow UAV. It also has the capability to generate in-depth instruction and feedback that automatically addresses different levels of student proficiency within the range of complex training objectives. Courseware content and simulations developed as part of this effort will be deployed through a Learning Management System and will also be embedded into the system to allow true anytime, anywhere training.