Accession Number : ADA130375

Title :   IVTS-CEV (Interactive Video Tape System-Combat Engineer Vehicle) Gunnery Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Nunes,Alfred N

PDF Url : ADA130375

Report Date : 01 Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The IVTS project demonstrates the feasibility of applying to military training applications the video game technology developed for and marketed in consumer video games. The IVTS/CEV is a conceptual/breadboard-level classroom interactive training system designed to train Combat Engineer Vehicle (CEV) gunners in target acquisition and engagement with the main gun. The concept demonstration consists of two units: a gunner station and a display module. The gunner station has optics and gun controls replicating those of the CEV gunner station. The display module contains a standard large-screen color video monitor and a video tape player. The gunner's sight picture/position, vis a vis the video frame, is controlled by gun control handle movements; sight picture movement rate vs handle movement is modeled on actual equipment characteristics. A series of video-recorded targets are presented on the monitor and viewed through the sight. A Digital Data Module compares sight aiming point (derived from electrical sight position sensors) and known-location of target on the monitor; target location data is coded on a video tape sound track. The Digital Data Module scores trainee performance and provides the instructor with a measure of trainee proficiency. Both fixed and moving targets were used to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach. A concept evaluation conducted by the Armor-Engineer Test Board indicates that the system fully demonstrated its ability to yield a high degree of knowledge transfer.

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Gunnery trainers, *Gunners, Video signals, Simulation, Moving targets, Target discrimination, Target acquisition, Screens(Displays), Fire control systems, Scoring

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE