ERIC Number: ED323962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The WARNET Papers. Final Report.
Genet, Russell M.
This report consists of several papers written, but not published, during the course of the WARNET study of requirements for a network of relatively low-cost, interconnected combat simulators for use in training pilots for combat readiness. It is projected that such a network would allow a number of aircraft to fight each other in simulated but realistic battles and incorporate many combat factors critical to the survival of the pilots. It would also allow aircraft to interact with ground vehicles and surface-to-air missiles. It is argued that this training would enable pilots to transfer skills from training to actual combat environments without the high risk of failure due to lack of experience. This conceptual research effort used information obtained from fighter pilots and computer and training experts to examine a range of questions and options that might be considered with a network of tactical aircraft combat simulators. Although the main emphasis of the research was on training, some consideration was given to the use of such a network in aircraft development and in pilot selection. While such a network of aircraft simulators remains to be built, the results of this study suggest that such a network should be given serious consideration. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; 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.