Accession Number:

ADA285758

Title:

Using the Backward Transfer Paradigm to Validate the AH-64 Simulator Training Research Advanced Testbed for Aviation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1993-Oct 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The Simulator Training Research Advanced Testbed for Aviation STRATA is a modular simulation system for the AH-64 helicopter. The Adams and McAbee 1961 backward transfer of training paradigm was used to determine if AH-64 piloting skills transfer to STRATA. Ten AH-64 pilots participated in the experiment. They were asked to fly a mission scenario consisting of 13 single- pilot Aircrew Training Manual ATM tasks. No orientation or practice sessions were given. Most participants rated STRATA as highly similar to the AH-64 in handling, but believed the visual display system had limitations for extremely low-altitude tasks like hovering. Performance ratings during the experiment by a senior instructor pilot IP indicated that of the total 130 task events, 88.5 were performed to ATM standards. After the experiment, four independent judges, all aviators, rank-ordered participant performance on the stationary hover task using output from STRATAs automated performance measurement system. Rankings showed agreement between judges and high correlation with IP ratings made during the experiment. Transfer of training, Performance measurement, Flight simulation, Helicopter simulation

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE