Accession Number:

ADA036159

Title:

Test and Evaluation of the Army's CH-47 Helicopter Flight Simulator,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING SUPPORT CENTER FORT EUSTIS VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-18

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report gives an overview of the Armys current efforts to test and evaluate the prototype CH-47 Helicopter Flight Simulator CH47FS. This effort includes a combined development and operational test DTOT II and a Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis CTEA. The CH47FS is the first prototype of the Armys new generation flight simulators with six degrees of freedom motion system which incorporate a video cameraterrain board visual system. The current evaluation represents a significant advance in the procedures and methods for validation of the Armys stated flight simulator requirements. During the operational test, transfer of training experiments will be conducted for both institutional and unit pilot training, and objective and subjective training effectiveness data will be collected. The CTEA, using data generated by the test, will evaluate the simulator cost and training effectiveness for various training packages, defined in terms of the extent of substitution of aircraft by simulator in pilot training. A Basis of Issue Plan BOIP model for flight simulators, based on mathematical programming techniques, will be developed, and a proposed BOIP for the CH47FS prepared as part of the CTEA. The report lists operational and technical issues for additional evaluation of flight simulators. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE