Accession Number:

ADA422698

Title:

Spatial Navigation Transfer Evaluation Toolkit

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 25 Apr 2003-20 Jan 2004

Corporate Author:

DESIGN INTERACTIVE INC OVIEDO FL

Report Date:

2004-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The training transfer study focused on a group of student navigators at HS-l0 San Diego, California preparing for their first operational rotary wing tactical overland flight, aimed at developing and utilizing terrain association skills. In order to assess the training transfer effectiveness of the VEHELO, a set of outcome and process metrics for a spatial terrain association task was specified. As VS training effectiveness has been found to be dependent on individual difference variables such as spatial ability Waller, 1999, several additional standardized metrics were utilized to assess process measures, including spatial ability Ekstrom, French, Harman, 1976, navigation skill Hegarty, Richardson, Montello, Lovelace, Subbiah, 2002 , workload Hart Staveland, 1988 , self-efficacy Scott, 2000 and simulator sickness Kennedy, Lane, Serbaum, Lilienthal, 1993. To assess terrain association skill, a test was developed in which participants were asked to correlate out- the-window views with topographical maps and vice versa.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE