After Action Review (AAR) / Debrief Systems
After Action Review (AAR) systems provide feedback on mission and task performance during training exercises. An AAR is a critical part of the training process. It is a structured review, or debrief, for analyzing what happened during an exercise and why it happened. By comparing the actual events with the expected outcomes, leaders and soldiers can identify strengths and weaknesses and decide how to improve their performance.
As training exercises become larger, there is a greater need for automated tools to capture the actions of all training participants, evaluate performance against standard metrics, and provide the information necessary to support a structure debrief of the training event. These tools should be flexible enough to support chronological reviews of an entire exercise or tightly focused reviews highlighting a few key issues.
MÄK AAR Systems
MÄK AAR Systems helps instructors convert the huge amount of data collected during a training exercise into focused learning points. The AAR System uses proven technologies that allow MÄK to quickly tailor the system to meet your training system requirements.
- Simulation Recording and Playback – All simulation data can be recorded and played back. This includes simulated entities and interactions, trainee communications, and other events injected into the simulation. The AAR facilitator can pause, slow-down, or speed-up the playback, and can jump to specific moments during the exercise via a simple, easy-to-use, DVR-like control panel. Core technology: MÄK Data Logger.
- Annotation – The embedded annotation system enables instructors to bookmark key events during the action and then jump to those events during playback to review specific actions.
- 2D map and 3D out-the-window visualization –2D tactical map displays provide situational awareness. 3D views create immersive scenes of the simulated environment from the perspective of the trainee. An exaggerated reality mode combines the best of 2D & 3D techniques into a compelling visual analysis of the training exercise. Core technology: VR-Vantage.
- Analytical Information – The AAR facilitator can track a specific trainee or groups of trainees and view the scene from various perspectives. Informational overlays including trajectory histories, unit status, attacker-target lines, and other tactical graphics further aid in understanding the training scenario as it plays out.
- Data Mining - The recorded training events can be exported to standard database and spreadsheet applications, which can be used for data mining, in-depth analysis, and charting or graphing of specific datasets.
- Open Standards Compliance – MÄK AAR System supports the High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS), Core technology: VR-Link networking toolkit.