Using motion capture to determine marksmanship shooting profiles: teaching soldiers to shoot better faster

dc.contributor.advisorCiavarelli, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorPowers, Johnny J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.secondreaderSullivan, Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:56Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:56Z
dc.date.issued2008-09
dc.description.abstractHow can the U.S. Army teach soldiers marksmanship skills faster and sustain those skills between live fire training periods? Virtual marksmanship trainers are currently used to provide the means to teach basic and advanced marksmanship skills, monitor performance progress from novice to expert, and maintain marksmanship skills. Our research was focused on the use of virtual marksmanship trainers to explore various training method enhancements based on recent studies of complex skill acquisition and expertise. The study of marksmanship skill and shooting characteristics benefited from the emergence of highly precise instrumentation for digital recording of the subject's performance. We used motion capture technology to define and to measure rifle shooting postural profiles associated with different levels of marksmanship expertise. Motion capture data revealed significant (p<.008) differences between beginner and expert profiles. Using this knowledge to develop a training system for the standardization of expert level marksmanship performance would result in higher levels of expertise and the reduction of variance during the instruction of rifle marksmanship.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/usingmotioncaptu109453969
dc.format.extentxxviii,111p. : ill. (some col.)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc268869825
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/3969
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshSharpshooting (Military science)en_US
dc.subject.lcshShooting, Militaryen_US
dc.subject.lcshRifle practiceen_US
dc.titleUsing motion capture to determine marksmanship shooting profiles: teaching soldiers to shoot better fasteren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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