Accession Number : AD0435543

Title :   THE EFFECT OF VARIATIONS IN MOTION FIDELITY DURING TRAINING ON SIMULATED LOW-ALTITUDE FLIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 61-Apr 62,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP BETHPAGE N Y

Personal Author(s) : Sherman,Howard ; Goldsmith,C. Thomas ; Vitale,Patrick A.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : Two experiments testing the effects of variations in the fidelity of simulated motion during training on performance in a simulated low-altitude, high-speed mission were performed. The simulated mission required subjects to perform a one-dimensional (vertical) compensatory tracking task, while experiencing moderately heavy clear air turbulence. The research led to the following conclusions: (1) providing simulated motion during the learning of tracking skills, contributes to more effective performance in criterion situations in which motion cues play an inportant role; and (2) performance on a procedural task (reaction time measures) during criterion testing did not differ significantly as a function of the type traning received. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, LOW ALTITUDE), (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, SIMULATION), (*PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), TRACKING, TRAINING DEVICES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE