Accession Number:

ADA160449

Title:

The Relationship between the Moving Target Rifle Marksmanship Trainer and the Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Research note May-Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

In order to capitalize on cost reductions in microcomputers and avoid the increasing costs associated with live ammunition, the Army is currently investigating microcomputer-based simulators. Two such simulatortrainers are the Moving Target Rifle Markmanship Trainer MTRMT, and the Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator MACS. The purpose of the present research was to determine the correlation between performance scores on these two simulators for both stationary and moving targets. The subjects were 28 volunteers who varied widely in their experience with firing a rifle. The resulting correlation coefficients between the two simulators ranged from r .50 MTRMT - stationary targets with MACS - stationary targets to r .74 MTRMT - moving targets with MACS moving targets and all of the resulting correlation coefficients were statistically significant. After outliers were removed, the correlations between the two simulators ranged from r .34 MTRMT - moving targets with MACS - stationary targets to r .55 MTRMT - moving targets with MACS - moving targets and 3 of the 4 coefficients were statistically significant. More research is planned to determine the correlation of both simulators with actual live fire. Keywords M16A1 rifle.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE