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dc.contributor.advisorKennedy, Quinn
dc.contributor.authorGetty, Tommy J.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:25Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41383
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Navy small arms training and qualification instruction focused on dry fire and simulators should be utilized when available. However, naval personnel often do not have access to dry fire training opportunities and therefore may be at risk for losing perishable marksmanship skills. The purpose of the study was to determine if the use of a simulator is at least as effective in marksmanship training as traditional dry fire techniques. A between-groups study with a random selection of volunteers (blocked by previous marksmanship experience) was conducted to determine if participants who completed simulation-based training showed greater improvement and retention of marksmanship skills than participants completing dry fire training. The main measures were the qualification scores, average shot group size, shot group size and mean point of impact to center zeroing point length. The experiment utilized a simulated M9 Berretta for the qualification. Results demonstrate that simulation training improved performance on the seven-yard line to a greater extent than current naval training. Exploratory analyses suggest that simulation training may be most beneficial for less-experienced shooters, and that a minimum of two weeks' time is needed to detect group differences in the retention of skills.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acomparisonofcur1094541383
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA comparison of current naval marksmanship training vs. simulation-based marksmanship training with the use of Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSullivan, Joseph
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorIndoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT)en_US
dc.subject.authorsimulation based marksmanship trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorcurrent naval marksmanship trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorstandard Navy handgun qualification and part-task trainer.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, And Simulation (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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