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Simulation Products

Micro Saint Sharp Simulation Software
Micro Saint Sharp is a flexible discrete-event simulation software package for modeling all types of processes. Any process that can be represented with a flow chart can be modeled using Micro Saint Sharp.

Integrated Performance Modelling Environment (IPME)
The Integrated Performance Modelling Environment (IPME) is a powerful integrated software environment of models that help the human factors practitioner analyze human system performance.

Integrated Simulation Manpower Analysis Tool (ISMAT)

The purpose of ISMAT is to evaluate the effects of reduced manning on system design, performance, and cost.  ISMAT supports a flexible analysis approach through which a system designer can apply varying levels of fidelity to the analysis of manning and automation alternatives.  The scope of the functional analyses includes operations, facilities maintenance, planned preventive maintenance, and unplanned corrective maintenance.  A unique capability is the module that provides a solution for the best crew manning strategy based on the userís goals.  ISMAT incorporates task characteristics and timelines, as well as operator Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) into a dynamic human performance simulation framework.


Engineering Control Analysis Tool (ECAT)

ECAT provides human engineers with a tool with which to evaluate workload and human error potential as well as function and task allocation.  At the heart of ECAT is the ability to track system failure or abnormal events to alerts and human administrative, corrective or preventive actions.  Three unique components of ECAT are 1) the use of an abstracted set of Goals, Operators, Methods and Selection Rules (GOMS) to determine expected timing, 2) the linkage of human error potential estimates to modeled human actions, and 3) the inclusion of a display designer portion that allows users to develop GUI and panel layout prototypes. 


Command, Control, and Communications Techniques for the Reliable Assessment of Concept Execution (C3TRACE)

C3TRACE is a modeling and simulation tool that can be used to evaluate different organizational concepts of Command and Control (C2).  C3TRACE provides a modeling environment that can be used to evaluate the effects of different personnel architectures and information technology on system and human performance as well as on overall system performance.  This tool provides the capability to represent any organization, the people assigned to that organization, the tasks and functions they will perform, and a communications pattern within and outside the organization - all as a function of information flow and information quality.  C3TRACE is funded and distributed by ARL-HRED.

Training Products

The Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools (HCPAT) is an integrated set of tools that support human instructors in distributed mission training environments through automated and semi-automated performance data collection, assessment, diagnosis, analysis and feedback generation capabilities.

The Tactical Warfare Instuctor Support Environment (TacWISE) is a performance assessment support tool developed for NAVAIR and the Navy ASW community under a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research contract. TacWISE provides capabilities for authoring performance measures and for a team of distributed evaluators to collaborate over a network to collect performance data, make assessment decisions, and develop post exercise debrief products.

Other Products

The Crew Station Design Tool (CSDT) allows designers to visualize and optimize their choices of controls and displays, and the position of those elements in a workstation. 

Autonomous Vehicle Operator Span of Control Evaluation Tool (AVOSCET)
AVOSCET is a tradeoff analysis tool specifically designed to answer how to determine an operator's span of control over autonomous systems under varying conditions.  Analysts can use AVOSCET to define particular scenarios involving any combination of unmanned systems and operators for which they would like to evaluate the adequacy of the operator-to-vehicle ratio.

Multi-modal Interface Design Advisor (MIDA)

MIDA represents an integrated approach to multi-modal interface design that examines the goals and characteristics of the user, the tasks the user must perform, and the environment in which the resulting interface will be used.  MIDA incorporates task network modeling to help identify resource conflicts and a comprehensive library of multi-modal technologies and design guidance to generate recommendations for design.


Spatial Disorientation Analysis Tool (SDAT)

The SDAT enables safety investigators and researchers to examine actual flight or simulator data sets for instances of probable disorientation.  SDAT models semi-circular canal responses to aircraft motions, as well as the common illusions of the Leans, Coriolis, and Graveyard Spiral.  Users can tailor their data analyses by changing threshold values, time constants, washout functions, and other model parameters.


Visualization of Belief Systems (VIBES)

Visualization of Belief Systems (VIBES) is a powerful tool being developed by Alion MA&D Operation and Carnegie Mellon University for studying the dissemination of beliefs through complex real world social systems and for predicting the effects of new strategies and tactics. 


GRaph-Based Interface Language Tool (GRBIL)

GRBIL is a tool that developers can use to easily define a system interface, walk through a set of operator goals for using the interface, and automatically generate a cognitive model of a system operator (built in the ACT-R cogntive architecture), providing metrics of time on task and potential errors.


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