Business Intel Case Study
The US Navy is responsible for managing ship alterations while vessels are in dry-dock. The lack of consistent data collection and adequate tools for plannning, reporting and scheduling, exacerbated the challenges inherent in this process, and resulted in limited visibility into, and understanding of, the existing conditions and configuration of shipboard spaces.
Bridgeborn developed a Ship Logistics System to support Mission Readiness by creating a secure web-based platform where critical shipalt data can be easily added, updated, accessed and shared. Using web services and Bridgeworks™ visualization technology, the system supports the clients’ need for disparate groups to manage, track and schedule ship alterations. The 3D ship environment provides a familiar and intuitive environment to query databases and display the selected hull and effected compartments through an intuitive 3D view. These reports can be easily understood at-a-glance and include advanced drill down functionality for viewing specified compartments in current view, preview and proposed changes.
The result was a web-based ship alteration and configuration control toolset that improved mission readiness, mitigated risk; reduced alteration costs; saved time and enabled the client to capitalize on opportunities by providing a better, more effective system for handling ship check data.
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Education and Training Case Study
Bridgeborn developed and deployed web-based, interactive 3D content for training on complex processes and procedures for the MH-60 Knighthawk. The solution, using Bridgeborn's patented, interactive 3D platform, Bridgeworks™, was conformant with ADL’s Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) and allowed for web-delivery as well as use in LAN or desktop environments. Features and functionality included interactive, 3D animations of critical procedures and fly-throughs of the cockpit to educate trainees on complex arrangements and equipment.
The web-based training solution provided the MH-60S community with best-available interactive, 3D content and an extensible html framework for inclusion of future training material. The solution was web-accessible to support distance learning and was SCORM conformant, allowing for “plug and play” reuse across multiple platforms such as Learning Management Systems and Content Management Systems. With interactive, 3D features in the Bridgeworks™ scene, the training time necessary to educate students on complex procedures and systems was reduced. Additionally, the ability to “train by doing” in 3D scene is both effective and engaging, and has been proven in multiple studies to increase retention rates thereby reducing need for continued, extensive training.