Accession Number : AD0706744

Title :   FIDELITY OF SIMULATION AND TRANSFER OF TRAINING: A REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Gerathewohl,Siegfried J.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The document is concerned with the several kinds of flight simulators available today which are valuable tools for research, training and proficiency determination. They range from simple trainer type devices, which are useful for the learning of specific tasks, to very sophisticated ground-based facilities and aircraft used for crew training under simulated environmental and operational conditions. The various perceptual phenomena and performance modes observed indicate that it is not physical similarity of the devices but psychologic, physiologic, and operational realism which determine fidelity in simulation. In general, the amount of transfer of training appears to be closely related to the degree of fidelity which can be provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FLIGHT SIMULATORS, EFFECTIVENESS), (*TRANSFER OF TRAINING, ANALYSIS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PHYSIOLOGY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PILOTS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE