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During live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training exercises, warfighters communicate over multiple audio channels from different platforms, generating a massive amount of information for instructors to monitor and interpret.

Charles River Analytics Develops Comms Assessment Tool for US Navy Training Instructors

Charles River Analytics developed Voice Observation for Cross-Platform Communications Assessment and Learning Support (VOCCALS) for the Naval Air Warfare Center. During training, VOCCALS analyzes cross-platform comms against expected skills and behaviors, automatically identifying meaningful events that instructors can use to review and report on communications performance.

VOCCALS uses speech recognition and semantic analysis components to parse and assess these communications, and summarizes the results in an intuitive interface.

“We’re excited to develop these tools that will make it faster and easier for instructors to identify, understand, and debrief key learning events,” said Susan Latiff, Principal Investigator on the project and a Cognitive Scientist at Charles River Analytics.

Contact us to learn more about VOCCALS and our other agent-based training capabilities.

This material is based upon work supported by the Naval Air Warfare Center under Contract No. N68335-21-C-0125. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NAVAIR.

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