Accession Number:

ADA094665

Title:

Aircrew Training Devices: Fidelity Features.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 77-Feb 80,

Corporate Author:

CANYON RESEARCH GROUP INC WESTLAKE VILLAGE CALIF

Report Date:

1981-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

210.0

Abstract:

This report presents relationships between aircrew training requirements and aircrew training device ATD fidelity features and degrees of fidelity. Research and operational experience information was used. Fidelity refers to the degree to which cue and response characteristics of ATDs allow for the learning and practice of specific training tasks. Visual system fidelity is addressed from the standpoints of visual system physical design and training effectiveness. Platform motion systems and their relationship to training effectiveness, efficiency and user acceptance are addressed. The design and use of force cueing devices e.g. G-seats and arm loaders and their relationship to platform motion and visual system cues are discussed. A conceptual training effectiveness framework is presented for use in assessing the training value of motion and force cueing. Flight characteristics fidelity, or the reproduction of aircraft control and response characteristics in an ATD, is examined to determine instructional values of having an ATD feel like its aircraft counterpart. A conceptual framework is presented to guide training decisions about the need for high flight characteristics fidelity. The interaction of visual and motion system cues is discussed in terms of effects on training and performance of delays between related cues. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE