Accession Number : ADA953427

Title :   The Effectiveness of Integrated Crew Simulator Training in Developing Crew Coordination Skills,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Krumm, R. L.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This report presents the results of a study assessing the value of a linkage device in promoting crew coordination training among B-52 transition crews. The linkage device is an electronic interconnection between the B-52 Flight Simulator and the T-2A Radar Trainer that enables the pilots and navigators to practice a fairly wide range of tasks requiring coordination among these four crew members. Turn rates, climb and dive rates, true airspeed, altitude and heading indications are transmitted from the B-52 Flight Simulator to the Radar Trainer. PDI signals (steering meter and time-to-go meter) from the bombing navigation system on the Radar Trainer and reference voltages from the Radar Trainer are transmitted to the Flight Simulator. Circuits interconnecting the two trainers include the Pilot Transfer Switch to and from the E-1 turn control, and pilot panel information to and from bomb control. The interconnection is accomplished so that use of the Flight Simulator and the Radar Trainer as separate trainers, as well as a combined system, is possible.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *LINKAGES, SKILLS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, FLIGHT TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, COOPERATION, PILOTS, NAVIGATORS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, TEACHING METHODS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE