ERIC Number: ED194056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Computer Generated Image: Relative Training Effectiveness of Day Versus Night Visual Scenes. Final Report.
Martin, Elizabeth L.; Cataneo, Daniel F.
A study was conducted by the Air Force to determine the extent to which takeoff/landing skills learned in a simulator equipped with a night visual system would transfer to daytime performance in the aircraft. A transfer-of-training design was used to assess the differential effectiveness of simulator training with a day versus a night computer-generated image (CGI) visual display. Twenty-four novice student pilots were divided into three groups: day, night, and control. The day and night groups received three training missions in the Advanced Simulator for Pilot Training (ASPT) on takeoff, straight-in approach and land, and touch-and-go. The control group received standard syllabus instruction (that is, no ASPT). Transfer to the aircraft was assisted by instructor pilots on two aircraft sorties performed during daylight conditions. Results of the study indicated that (1) student performance improved significantly on the takeoff, full stop straight-in, and the takeoff portion of the touch-and-go; (2) there were no differences between the day and night groups as assessed by instructor pilot performance ratings; and (3) there was no tendency for performance to be differentially influenced by the differences in day and night scenes. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ.
Identifiers: Air Force