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dc.contributor.advisorDarken, Rudolph P.
dc.contributor.advisorMcDowell, Perry L.
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Joshua J.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T22:47:21Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T22:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/61278
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA fundamental skill that must be developed by all Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs) is shiphandling. Currently, the only ways for a junior SWO to practice shiphandling are through the Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE) training system at Basic Division Officers Course (BDOC), the Navigation, Seamanship, and Ship-Handling (NSS) trainers at fleet concentration areas, and driving their actual ship. In order to increase opportunities to practice this critical skill, this thesis investigated the effectiveness of a tablet-based shiphandling training application. A prototype tablet training application was developed for this study. The training application includes a user-controllable virtual ship in a pier-landing scenario, with optional wind and current that shows the resultant forces on the ship. For the effectiveness study, the tablet group practiced pier landings using the tablet application for twenty minutes before executing a similar scenario in COVE graded by a BDOC instructor using BDOC evaluation methods. The control group conducted the COVE scenario without using the application. The study concludes that the tablet group performed better than the control group, but not at a statistically significant level. More testing will be needed to establish that the application does indeed improve performance.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/shiphandlingtrai1094561278
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; 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.titleSHIP HANDLING TRAINER USING PERSONAL DEVICESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authortrainingen_US
dc.subject.authorsurfaceen_US
dc.subject.authorsurface warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorshiphandlingen_US
dc.subject.authorship handlingen_US
dc.subject.authormobileen_US
dc.subject.authormobile deviceen_US
dc.subject.authormobile device trainingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid30617


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