Innovation ENSCO has applied advanced training technology in the development of interactive computer-based training (CBT) courseware, enabling accelerated learning by personnel who operate and maintain high technology systems.
ENSCO has applied advanced training technology in the development of interactive computer-based training (CBT) courseware, enabling accelerated learning by personnel who operate and maintain high technology systems.
Automated Recertification Training System (ARTS) ENSCO, Inc., Springfield, Virginia
- Advanced CBT application developed for NASA at Kennedy Space Center called the Automated Recertification Training System (ARTS) increased training efficiency and cost effectiveness for technicians in learning critical skills.
- Evaluation of CBT courseware at KSC showed up to 50 percent reduction in training time over classroom-based methods with a 10 to 20 percent improvement in pre/post test scores.
- CBT development time was reduced by 30 to 60 percent, enabling courseware to be maintained by non-programmers.
- Additional CBT programs developed for other customers that train analysts and technicians to operate and maintain systems for communications, safety, and weather forecasting systems.
- Total revenue generated from follow-on efforts is approximately $350K through October 1998.
- For NASA/KSC, ENSCO developed CBT pilot training troubleshooting and maintenance of Space Shuttle components. Multimedia technology provided realistic portrayal of shop floor scenarios, allowing just-in-time (JIT) recertification by KSC technicians.
- Interactive CBT course enabling shop floor technicians to become familiar with data collection and analysis procedures that measure the effectiveness of Shuttle processing operations.
- KSC contractors continue to use ARTS concepts and methodologies in JIT CBT programs, which have contributed to improved Shuttle processing safety and efficiency.
- For the U.S. Air Force, ENSCO developed CBT programs for training Air Force personnel in weather and safety systems critical to Eastern Range Spacelift Operations.
- Also for the Air Force, a CBT application to illustrate the operation and underlying principles associated with NASA’s Lightning Detection and Ranging (LDAR) System was produced.
- Experience gained in the SBIR led directly to development of an international training program to accompany the installation of a seismic array network for monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The training program, developed for AlliedSignal Corp., includes CBT modules that instruct host nation technicians in the operation, maintenance, and administration of seismic array stations. Use of interactive multimedia technology will reduce training time and make seismic array systems easier to use and maintain.
Kennedy Space Center
Date of Update: 11-23-98
Success Story # 10-007
Points of Contact:
- NASA (Tim Barth 407 861-5433)
- ENSCO (Gaylen Drape 407 254-4122)
SBIR Phase II; NAS10-11885