ERIC Number: ED220600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Applications of Simulator Freeze to Carrier Guideslope Tracking Instruction. Cooperative Study Series. Final Report, May 1, 1980-August 31, 1981.
Hughes, R. G.; And Others
Twenty-five experienced F-4 and F-16 Air Force pilots were instructed in carrier landings in the Visual Technology Research Simulator (VTRS). The training was conducted under three instructional conditions, two of which employed the simulator's "freeze" feature. Additionally, two methods of defining errors for carrier glideslope tracking were examined. These experimental training techniques were compared to a conventional training approach in which no "freezes" were imposed during the training sequence. While pilots who were trained under the "freeze" condition developed control strategies that distinguished them from pilots trained by conventional measures, no differences were found between these groups on rate or extent of learning. In response to a post-experimental questionnaire, pilots who were trained under "freeze" conditions indicated that the simulator "freeze" was "frustrating" and added to the overall difficulty of the task. These pilots further reported being more motivated to avoid the "freeze" than to perform the task correctly during training. A probe technique was used to examine differential transfer in lieu of the more traditional transfer-of-training technique. Although this experimental use of the probe technique was a preliminary effort, it does appear to hold promise for transfer-of-training experiments of this type. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.
Authoring Institution: Canyon Research Group, Inc., Westlake Village, CA.