Accession Number:

AD0260093

Title:

A STUDY OF VISUAL SIMULATION TECHNIQUES FOR ASTRONAUTICAL FLIGHT TRAINING

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BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO N Y

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study was made of the engineering requirements for visual simulation in astronautical flight training and of the basic techniques available to accomplish such simulation. An evaluation of the potentialities of the various techniques led to the choice of closed circuit television as an image transfer technique. A preliminary design concept using this technique was formulated to determine the areas in which development work will be required prior to the design of a complete simulator. This report includes a compilation of applicable techniques, a determination of the probable visual environment of space, and an investigation of a method to predict the perceptual fidelity achieved by various simulation techniques as an aid in optimizing the training value of a simulator. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE