Taxonomic Considerations in the Acquisition of Maintenance Simulators.
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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Maintenance simulators are playing an increasingly important role in many training programs, particularly in the military. The military constantly trains large numbers of young and inexperienced personnel with the aid of simulators to maintain various avionics, weapon, and equipment systems. Such training can be both cost- and training-effective. Although many attempts have been made to classify such simulators, none has been very satisfactory. This paper presents a taxonomy of maintenance simulators, along with other useful information, whereby managers and trainers can make pertinent acquisition and training decisions. Maintenance simulators can be classified as being one of four types Stimulated Actual Equipment, Model Simulators, Panel Simulators, and Interactive Video Display Trainers IVDTs. Cost comparisons among various types of maintenance simulators are presented to demonstrate the efficacy of this simulator taxonomy. Author
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