Accession Number : ADA620503


Title :   The Use of Simulators in Rules of the Road Training


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MODELING VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS AND SIMULATION (MOVES)


Personal Author(s) : Weaver, John W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620503.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 181


Abstract : The use of simulation technology, in conjunction with instructor led rules of the road (RoR) lectures, is in the infancy stages of curriculum development in maritime institutions. As a result, there are few studies that analyze whether using simulators will increase a student s ability to apply maritime rules that prevent collisions at sea in a simulation based scenario. This study hypothesized that students who used a Full Mission Bridge simulator and received lectures would achieve higher scores on a RoR test than those who did not receive simulator training but did receive lectures. Utilizing 27 active duty participants that used a simulator and 341 examinees who did not use a simulator at Surface Warfare Officer School Newport, our results showed statistically significant data that students who used the simulator performed better on a RoR test than those who did not. This study recommends that incorporating simulation technology into curricula that have traditionally been only instructed in a classroom environment is beneficial, especially in learning RoR. Based on the results of this study, there is a need for incorporating simulation technology in traditionally instructed courses, where applicable, and future studies using simulation technology should be extended to the fleet.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *SHIPS , *TRAINING , HANDLING , SCENARIOS , SIMULATORS , THESES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE