An Intelligent Flight Trainer for Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training.
Final rept. Jul 93-Dec 95,
CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The Army Research Institute ARI has developed and demonstrated the UH-1 Training Research Simulator TRS, and shown it to be effective in providing low-cost, effective simulator-based basic training of initial-entry rotary wing IERW maneuvers. The system integrates technologies of distributed computational processing and computer image generators in a configuration that has the potential for minimizing dependence on a dedicated instructor pilot. Six empirical studies have demonstrated the systems effectiveness in delivering positive transfer-of-training to the UH-1 helicopter, and further studies are planned to expand the evaluation efforts scope. A need has existed, however, to improve the instructional portions of the system by incorporating instructor pilot IP domain knowledge, and by providing the student pilot SP with appropriate tutorial feedback regarding proficiency progress. By doing so significant savings in IP hours could be realized to complement the savings already achieved through the low-cost hardware configuration. Of perhaps greater significance was the potential of demonstrating how intelligent tutoring systems ITSs could be hybridized with flight training simulators to support the development of a new generation of low-cost intelligent flight trainers IFTs. The potential thus existed far beyond the UH-1 TRS, and may have significant impact on several other existing and planned flight trainers.
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