Cape Henry Associates Wins C-ARTS Contract
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Cape Henry Associates (CHA) has been awarded a $4.2 million task order under a previously awarded $49.1 million contract for the design, development and delivery of the Carrier-Advanced Reconfigurable Training System (C-ARTS), the company said in an Oct. 19 release.
C-ARTS is a mobile, scalable, reconfigurable High-Velocity Learning Environment (HVLE) powered by CHA’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Lighthouse technology product. Lighthouse HVLE C-ARTS supports the realization of the Navy’s Ready, Relevant Learning initiative as part of Sailor 2025 and moves training closer to the point and time of need.
From the instructor controls and scheduling to the virtual reality repositories and student analyses, Lighthouse provides all control and access functions to a C-ARTS system-of-systems specifically designed to deliver the most advanced learning content available. Under this task order, Lighthouse is being further developed for inclusion of the Experience Application Program Interface, or xAPI.
“This task order is exceptionally special to us here at CHA, as it validates the incredible scope and potential for Lighthouse utilization,” says Chuck Wythe, chief revenue officer. “The SBIR pedigree of Lighthouse gives program managers the authority to contract with CHA on a sole-source basis for the technology under the SBIR phase III guidelines. It is a success story for the SBIR program and one we intend to repeat.
“Utilization of Lighthouse within manpower personnel and training initiatives provides for unprecedented exposure to discrete data associated with a final training system or solution. We can link truly empirical data such as platform mission requirements all the way through to a learning event. This type of provenance combined with training system production analytics provides decision makers with better data, and the ability to make better decisions. The Lighthouse HVLE as delivered for the C-ARTS program will be the most advanced, empirical data-driven training technology agnostic, reconfigurable, mobile learning solution available.”