Live-Training Objective Performance Measures for After Action Reviews (LOPMAAR)
Navy SBIR FY2008.2

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.2
Topic No.: N08-111
Topic Title: Live-Training Objective Performance Measures for After Action Reviews (LOPMAAR)
Proposal No.: N082-111-0292
Firm: Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street
Suite 1400
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Contact: Jared Freeman
Phone: (202) 552-6116
Web Site:
Abstract: Live training is the United States Marine Corps' preferred method of training infantry operations. However, such training practices prove difficult in providing detailed assessment of the participants' performance because of a number of factors including the number of participants and the complexity of the tasks performed. While live exercises provide maximum realism and fidelity for infantry operations, no automated assessment of performance is currently available. Efforts are underway to instrument a number of facilities to capture mission rehearsal performance. However, in order to exploit the data collected, the Navy needs to define performance measures for both teams and individuals in these live-training exercises. By automating the computation of these measures and incorporating them into an effective After Action Review process, the Navy can combine the fidelity of live-training exercises with automated measurement and enhanced feedback.
Benefits: With the Live-Training Objective Performance Measures for After Action Reviews (LOPMAAR) project, the team will develop automated measures of individual and team performance during live-training exercises. By focusing on developing measures that are sensitive and responsive, the team will be able to produce After Action Reviews with specific references to in-exercise performance. Additionally, a model will be developed to differentiate between novice and expert performance. Ultimately, employing LOPMAAR will yield better training results and reduce costs, by providing timely AAR capabilities to live-training exercises.