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dc.contributor.advisorSadagic, Amela
dc.contributor.authorRashid, Faisal
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:40:32Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:40:32Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56170
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractMan portable air defense systems (MANPADS) are point-defense weapons that typically form the penultimate layer of defense against aerial threats. Deployed at close ranges to the installation being defended, MANPADS operators get little reaction time to engage attacking aircraft. The situation becomes more complex in a multi-threat scenario such as an airfield under attack. Dealing with such situations requires high proficiency and the capability to make tactical decisions quickly. Live training opportunities allow few operators to fire during live exercises. Simulation training is effective, but customized high-fidelity immersive training facilities are limited. Moreover, low trainee throughput from such high-end facilities is an ongoing obstacle. The main focus of this thesis research is a feasibility study for building a low-cost MANPADS training solution that uses commercial off-the-shelf components. The developed prototype leverages a fully immersive virtual reality system with head-mounted display, game engine, and passive haptics. It provides MANPADS operators with alternative training opportunities in target acquisition, tactical decision making, and situational awareness in a multi-threat scenario, and has the potential of addressing the current training gap. This development experience will provide valuable insights that can be employed to design and create a new generation of low-cost training solutions in other domains as well.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleUse of VR technology and passive haptics for MANPADS training systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderJohnson, Rolf Erik
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authorman portable air defense systemen_US
dc.subject.authorsimulatoren_US
dc.subject.authorvirtual realityen_US
dc.subject.authorpassive hapticsen_US
dc.description.serviceSquadron Leader, Pakistan Air Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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