Accession Number : ADA327007

Title :   The Basic Fighter Maneuver Visualization Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 95-Nov 96,

Corporate Author : HUGHES TRAINING INC MESA AZ TRAINING OPERATIONS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Russo, Trish ; Bonilla, Victor G. ; Thurman, Richard A.

PDF Url : ADA327007

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Initial basic fighter maneuver training methods traditionally involve classroom academics where instructor pilots demonstrate flight maneuvers with their hands. While this method is effective, it requires the pilots to mentally transfer themselves into the actual cockpit environment. This paper describes the development of a virtual environment (VE) for teaching student pilots how to perform basic fighter maneuvers. The Basic Fighter Maneuver Visualization Trainer has the capability to display pre-recorded flight paths from Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS)-compliant simulator data in a Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) virtual environment database. This portable VE system uses commercially available equipment and software for training at the squadron level. HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the language of the Internet, is used to create a user-friendly, icon-driven, visual interface for program instruction and execution of the virtual flight maneuver demonstrations. The system allows novice pilots to observe, in a helmet-mounted display (HMD), pre-recorded flight maneuvers as performed by experienced pilots before attempting to perform the maneuvers themselves. After demonstrating the learned maneuvers in a DIS-compatible simulator, the novice pilot can again review the pre-recorded demonstrations or view their own recordings by simply loading a DIS tape into the VE training system.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TRAINING, *FLIGHT MANEUVERS, *FLIGHT SIMULATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA BASES, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, EDUCATION, STUDENTS, COCKPITS, INTERFACES, PILOTS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, TERRAIN, JET FIGHTERS, INSTRUCTORS, VISION, INSTRUCTIONS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, ELEVATION, VIRTUAL REALITY, HELMET MOUNTED DISPLAYS, SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, HYPERTEXT, HANDS, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE