Accession Number : ADA096825
Title : Fidelity of Simulation for Pilot Training
Descriptive Note : Advisory rept.
Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
Report Date : Dec 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 68
Abstract : Technology is allowing the increasingly complex flight situations with more and more fidelity. High fidelity generally implies high cost, but high fidelity is not always necessary to obtain satisfactory training. This report addresses the subject of fidelity of simulation for pilot training and provides background to specialists in the multiple disciplines involved. Topics presented in detail are: the training psychologist's views on fidelity of simulation required to train, and methods of assessing this fidelity; the physiologist's survey of pilot cueing mechanisms, in particular those provided by motion of visually induced motion sensations; and the simulator technologist's assessment of existing motion, visual and aircraft mathematical model technology and the characteristics which could be expected to provide high perceptual fidelity. In each of these disciplines deficiencies were identified in the current ability to relate simulator fidelity to the needs for pilot training and recommendations are made for structuring future research efforts.
Descriptors : *FLIGHT TRAINING , *PILOTS , *FLIGHT SIMULATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , NATO , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , TEACHING METHODS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , VISUAL PERCEPTION , FLIGHT SIMULATORS , MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , FLIGHT MANEUVERS , THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY) , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , CUES(STIMULI)
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE