Final rept. Jun 1990-Dec 1991
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This review analyzes the arguments for and against using various methods of force motion cuing in land-vehicle and aircraft simulators. Research literature was reviewed and opinions were solicited from 31 authorities, 24 of whom replied. Analysis of the literature and of the reasons given by the authorities for and against the use of force motion cuing indicated the following 1 No transfer of training data support using motion-based rather than fixed-base simulators 2 the absence of supporting data may be due to the unknown characteristics of motion used in transfer research, safety considerations that preclude conducting definitive transfer of training experiments, and deficiencies in experiments that lead to inadequate statistical power and 3 objective examination of the effects of force motion cuing on transfer to land vehicles and aircraft requires developing and using reliable and safe tests for assessing the performance of tasks that cannot safely be performed in parent vehicles. In the absence of transfer data demonstrating the superiority of fixed-based or motion-based simulators, analyses to identify discriminative stimuli are recommended. The report presents algorithms for deciding for which tasks the use of force motion cuing in training is likely to facilitate transfer to parent vehicles and for deciding whether seat shakers, g- seats, or motion bases are sufficient to provide discriminative stimuli for task performance.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems