Simulators for Training and Profit.
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB
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The use of simulators for training and profit is discussed in terms of the concept of cost effectiveness. Increased degree and fidelity of simulation require greater equipment complexity and cost. Data are presented that show a high negative correlation between cost and field reliability of avionics equipment. There is a paucity of research data on the relationships between simulator fidelity and transfer effectiveness. The results of the first and only recently completed experiment to investigate transfer of initial flight training as a function of simulator cockpit motion are summarized. A rational basis for simulator selection and use developed by Jacobs and Roscoe is presented. The need for research to establish relationships between transfer of training and physical characteristics such as degree and fidelity of simulation is seen as critical to the widespread future use of simulators for training and profit. Author
- Humanities and History
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods