Accession Number : ADP000166

Title :   Save Our Simulators (SOS): A Distress Call from an Operational User,

Corporate Author : FIGHTER AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING WING (PACIFIC FLEET) SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Kevin M.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper discusses some of the problems experienced by operational users in their efforts to obtain maximum training benefit from Advanced Flight Simulators. The major shortcomings of simulation training identified here are not the result of state-of-the-art technology limitations. In fact, many of the training difficulties encountered by simulator users today may have been avoided if greater attention had been given to defining Mission and Task Requirements during simulator design. This suggested emphasis on Mission indicates a change of mind-set is needed that focuses on explicit operational requirements as well as the more conventional technical approach. After analysis of typical simulator training problems, it is concluded that simulation training could benefit substantially through greater consideration to front-end analysis during simulator design, and by providing training personnel with well designed instructional programs that include an objective Performance Measurement System.

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, *Man machine systems, *Flight training, User needs, Flight simulation, Human factors engineering, Logistics support, Systems engineering, Missions, Requirements, Systems analysis, Performance(Engineering)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE