Accession Number:

ADA101475

Title:

Simulator Fidelity: A Concept Paper

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the literature on simulator fidelity and shows that there is a great deal of confusion in the usage of the term fidelity. A two-aspect definition of fidelity is proposed which focuses on the physical and functional similarity of the training device to the actual equipment for which training is undertaken. This definition is discussed as it applies to several parameters of the training situation, such as type of task, trainees stage of learning, or total training context, to determine training effectiveness. Methodological issues in the empirical determination of fidelity requirements are discussed. A pilot research strategy to begin the empirical study of fidelity requirements is outlined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE