Accession Number : AD0778665

Title :   An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Motion in Ground-Based Trainers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 70-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : LIFE SCIENCES INC HURST TEX

Personal Author(s) : Matheny,W. G. ; Lowes,A. L. ; Bynum,J. A.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The experience of users of motion simulators for training has lead to the conclusion that motion is beneficial to transfer of training. However, there is need for data relevant to the question, how much motion should be used. The purpose of the study was to provide data relevant to the specification of motion requirements for ground-based trainers for aircraft pilots. The study investigated three categories of motion: no motion, motion correlated with the output of the aircraft equations and visual displays, and random uncorrelated motion. Both man-machine system output measures, and operator output measures were used as measures of performance in studying the effects of the experimental conditions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Pilots, *Feasibility studies, *Motion, Simulation, Variations, Correlation techniques, Man machine systems, Performance(Human), Test equipment, Transfer of training, Test methods, Analysis of variance, Hypotheses

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE