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dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Michael E.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-30T22:00:48Z
dc.date.available2015-06-30T22:00:48Z
dc.date.issued2006-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45477
dc.descriptionUnited States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.abstractThis report reviews the arguments and the evidence regarding the need for simulator motion bases in training helicopter pilots. It discusses flight simulators, perceptual fidelity, history of motion bases, disturbance versus maneuver motion, human motion sensation, and reviews the empirical evidence for the training effectiveness of motion bases. The section on training effectiveness reviews research from relevant sources, including: Military helicopter, military transport, commercial airlines, general aviation, fighter, and attack aircraft. In addition the author describes a Perceptual Control Theory approach to determining the information requirements for simulator-based training. The author concludes that there is a substantial body of data to support the training' effectiveness of flight simulation in general; that there is virtually no evidence to support the training effectiveness of motion platforms; that motion contributes to in-simulator performance, particularly for experienced pilots; that motion cues may be beneficial for flight training in unstable aircraft and in tasks involving disturbance cues, although the evidence is weak; and that motion, noise, and vibration contribute to the realism of the simulation and, therefore, strongly influence the acceptance of a simulator by the pilot community. There is no reliable evidence that a motion base prevents simulator sickness. Instructional design is more important than physical fidelity for training effectiveness.en_US
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDo Army Helicopter Training Simulators Need Motion Bases?en_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorFlight Simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorFlight Simulatorsen_US
dc.subject.authorFlight Trainingen_US
dc.subject.authorHelicopter Simulatorsen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulator Motionen_US
dc.subject.authorPerceptual Control Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorTransfer of Trainingen_US


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