ERIC Number: ED317172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Tools for Simulation-Based Training. ONR Final Report. Technical Report No. 113.
Towne, Douglas M.; Munro, Allen
The Intelligent Maintenance Training System (IMTS) is a set of software tools that permit the composition and presentation of interactive graphical simulations for computer-based technical training. IMTS is designed to support training on the operation and maintenance of complex devices. Simulations are authored by device experts, who use the IMTS tools to draw the components of the device to describe their behavior, and to create simulations made up of the components. IMTS provides special support for maintenance training. An artificial expert on troubleshooting strategy, called "Profile," generates instruction and advice for students. RAPIDS is an additional set of tools, built on the foundation of IMTS, that enables the authoring of a wide variety of simulation-based training courses. Using RAPIDS, an expert creates lessons by performing in the simulation tasks that are to be taught to students. This technical report includes: (1) an overview of IMTS; (2) a description of the development and applications of derivative simulations; (3) a discussion of surface simulation authoring; and (4) a description of the use of RAPIDS to author instruction. An illustrated catalogue of simulations developed using IMTS is appended. (14 references) (Author/GL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.; Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Behavioral Technology Labs.