Evaluation of a Trainer for Sensor Operators on Gunship II Aircraft.
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG (WEST GERMANY) INSTITUT FUER MASCHINENELEMANTE UND FOERDERTECHNIK
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The report describes the design, development and evaluation of a training device intended to enable ground based practice of equipment operation and target tracking skills that are required by the Forward Looking Infrared FLIR and Low Light Level TV LLTV sensor operators assigned to Gunship II aircraft. This trainer makes use of a relatively unique approach to tracking training by using video tape which is electronically manipulated so as to allow tracking in both simulated wide and narrow angle fields of views similar to actual equipment. In addition, the trainer incorporates both actual and mock-up instruments that enable the trainee to practice equipment procedures and malfunction isolation and correction. The evaluation of the training effectiveness of this device showed that sensor operators who received practice on this device reached the desired skill levels for both equipment pre-flight and target tracking sooner than those who had not received such training. Author
- Humanities and History
- Infrared Detection and Detectors