ERIC Number: ED159457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Motion Systems Role in Flight Simulators for Flying Training. Final Report for Period June 1977-June 1978.
Cyrus, Michael L.
This report reviews the literature as it relates to the use of platform motion systems in flight simulators for flying training. Motion is discussed in terms of its effect on compensatory, pursuit, and precognitive tasks, within both the simulator and transfer contexts. Although both skilled and unskilled behaviors are addressed, the former are emphasized. The report concludes that for most tasks, platform motion is not required to produce rapid, efficient, economical training and that other, less expensive means of imparting motion information are equally viable alternatives. The following are recommended: (1) Whenever feasible and affordable, simulator systems should be equipped with the largest field-of-view visual system that is consistent with mission requirements, and (2) simulators that do not include a platform motion system can be safely procured for most aircraft without compromising training effectiveness. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Williams AFB, AZ. Flying Training Div.