BGI Awarded contract In Support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)

10/31/17 3:59 PM

Akron, OH  – BGI, LLC (BGI) is pleased to announce its latest contract award, in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), to leverage its existing data analysis and reporting (A&R) products and experience to create a tool to assist in the training of Landing Signal Officers (LSOs) by providing visualization and analysis of data from aircraft carrier landings. The Landing Signal Officer-Data Analysis Toolkit (LSO-DAT) will help the Naval Aviation Enterprise gain greater insight into landing operations.  The Instructors and students at the LSO school, student pilots, and those monitoring operations will benefit from reports created through data analysis and data visualizations.  The reports will help inform the community and provide objective data to use in decision making. This is the second Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II award to BGI to apply the Analysis and Reporting Client (ARC) product created under an SBIR Phase I effort awarded in 2012.

Precision Landing Mode (formerly known as ‘MAGIC CARPET’) is a transformational technology for fixed-wing carrier landings.  The introduction of PLM necessitates similar transformation in assessment of LSO and pilot skills.  Training techniques and courseware will also be revisited.  BGI will collaborate with NAWCTSD Orlando and the LSO School at NAS Oceana to collect and assess data from the ship, aircraft, and simulation systems.  Analytics will be developed to extract pertinent information from the data.  Visualizations will be developed to put the data into the context of the LSO community. 

BGI is currently also applying its ARC product and A&R expertise in support of other customers, in the areas of Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and large scale networked simulation and training exercises.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for BGI to support the LSO Community by leveraging our expericene and technologies as a team,”  said Corbin Hughes, BGI’s Vice President of Programs.