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AIT develops game-based simulations for Unmanned Aerial System and drone operator recruiting, testing, selection, and training.
As featured in the recent “Game of Drones” feature from the Office of Naval Research, Stealth Adapt is a comprehensive system for testing and selecting UAS operators. The name “Stealth Adapt” is derived from the innovative stealth and adaptive assessment technologies working behind the scenes, to unobtrusively measure a variety of cognitive skills predictive of mission performance. The various mission scenarios also have the capability to adapt, becoming easier or more difficult in response to the test-taker’s performance.
Stealth Adapt has undergone significant validation testing with US military populations. These large-scale studies have produced the necessary data to help ensure that the assessment meets important standards for military personnel testing and selection. These standards will help ensure that the system is an effective tool for predicting real world UAS operator job performance.
The system features numerous scenarios that immerse player in a game-like search-and-rescue mission. The player is tasked with prioritizing rescue waypoints and sequencing them into an effective flightpath. They must then execute the flightpath and engage in various real-world inspired mission challenges to safely rescue down friendly forces and avoid hazards such as weapon engagement zones and unexpected weather. They must also grapple with real-time mission changes, mobile hostile forces, and team member communications. Unexpected events may be programmed into the scenarios to assess the test-taker’s stress response and adaptability.
At the conclusion of the gameplay scenarios, the system calculates performance scores for each of several cognitive traits related to successful mission performance. Score displays and candidate feedback reports are customizable for both candidate operators and hiring decision-makers.
More information on Stealth Adapt is available from AIT at the XPONENTIAL 2019 conference at booth 2431K.
Over 50% of all UAS mishaps are attributed to human factor issues, beginning with poorly defined UAS operator selection capabilities. A product of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Innovative Research program, Adaptive Immersion Technologies developed the Stealth Adapt assessment system to meet the U.S. military’s current and future UAS operator talent selection requirements. The Stealth Adapt system is an adaptive, game-based assessment designed to measure different aspects of operators’ cognitive skills and personal attributes predictive of mission success, and is now available as a commercial drone operator testing product. The simulation immerses the player in a realistic search-and-rescue mission environment and challenges them to optimize various mission outcomes, employing algorithmic stealth assessment technology behind the scenes to assess cognitive skills and predict real-world mission performance.
Developed, verified, and validated within military UAS operations, Stealth Adapt supports efficient and accurate selection of qualified operators. This will help reduce selection and training costs; reduce the chance of catastrophic failures; and help increase productivity and successful mission accomplishment.
As discussed in a recent “Game of Drones” feature from the Office of Naval Research, Stealth Adapt is being integrated into the Navy unmanned training pipeline as a formal selection method.
More information on the “Game of Drones” is available here:
Adaptive Immersion Technologies (AIT) will be featuring adaptive training technologies designed to help drone operators manage the overwhelming task saturation and information load of UAS systems. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Small Business Innovative Research program, AIT developed Sustained Attention Training in Unmanned & Remote Navigation (SATURN) – a game-based training system, designed to help UAS operators develop and retain attention control skills for mission performance.
SATURN uses a persistent performance measurement capability to constantly adapt the training content. Based on the unique cognitive skill strengths and weaknesses measured for each individual at multiple time intervals, the system uses artificial intelligence technique to craft the scenario mods that push the user’s skill level to the next level. The embedded AI enables SATURN to recommend training content with minimal instructor intervention, so trainees can practice frequently and independently on different missions and operational requirements.
SATURN’s AI-driven skill assessment and learner personalization technology is designed to enhance operators’ overall attention during unmanned operations. By frequently practicing training content—engineered to provide the optimal level of challenge—operators can learn to proactively respond to changes in the operational tempo.
SATURN was developed initially as a platform-agnostic, multi-purpose trainer. The DoD is now sponsoring spin-off technologies to support training for individual UAS platforms and commercial drones.
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Developed, verified, and validated within military UAS operations, Stealth Adapt supports efficient and accurate selection of qualified operators. This will help reduce selection and training costs; reduce the probability of catastrophic failures; and enable increased productivity and successful mission accomplishment.
Sponsored by the Department of Defense Small Business Innovative Research program, Adaptive Immersion Technologies developed Sustained Attention Training in Unmanned & Remote Navigation (SATURN) – an adaptive, game-based training system, designed to help UAS operators develop and retain attention-control related skills essential for mission performance. With a persistent performance measurement capability, SATURN constantly adapts the training content based on the unique cognitive skill strengths and weaknesses measured for each individual. SATURN requires minimal instructor intervention, enabling trainees to practice frequently on a variety of different missions and operational requirements.
SATURN’s AI-driven skill assessment and learner personalization technology is to enhance operators’ overall attention during unmanned operations. By frequently practicing training content—automatically engineered to provide the optimal level of challenge—operators can enhance their overall effectiveness during mission operations, proactively responding to changes in the operational tempo.