Accession Number : ADA187367

Title :   Measurement and Effects of Transport Delays in a State-of-the-Art F-16C Flight Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 85-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Horowitz, Scott J

PDF Url : ADA187367

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In recent years, the military community has developed advanced simulators for high-performance, fighter-type aircraft. These devices simulate not only high-performance aircraft but also complex tasks such as air-to-air combat, aerial refueling, air-to-ground combat, and formation flying. With the increases in the sophistication of these simulators has come a corresponding increase in computational complexity. This complexity has negated the effects of higher computational speeds available in today's computers; thus, the transport delays have remained essentially constant. What has not remained constant, however, are the effects these transport delays have on the training effectiveness of these complex simulators. Because these modern simulators tend to be very complex in nature and consist of many computers interfaced with each other, the determination and measurements of the transport delays are often difficult. The effects these delays have on the simulation of a high-performance, fighter-type aircraft are also difficult to determine. The Air Force Human Resources Laboratory, Operations Training Division is currently completing the development of a new F-16C simulator with full-field-of-view visual display and no motion system. This paper describes the methods used to measure the transport delays that exist in this system and some of their effects on the training effectiveness of the simulation. Keywords: Flight simulator, Simulator fidelity, Time delay, Transport delay.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNITIES, *DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *DELAY, SIMULATORS, AERIAL WARFARE, COMPUTERS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, REFUELING IN FLIGHT, AIR TO SURFACE, WARFARE, COMPUTATIONS, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FORMATION FLIGHT, MOTION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, MEASUREMENT, FLIGHT SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, TRAINING, TIME INTERVALS, DELAY, TRANSPORT

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE