Accession Number : ADP000196

Title :   User Guidelines for Deck Officer Training Systems,

Corporate Author : ECLECTECH ASSOCIATES INC NORTH STONINGTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Hammell,Thomas J. ; Gynther,James W. ; Puglisi,J. J.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This ship bridge/shiphandling simulator, with a large visual scene, is a relatively new development for the training of deck officers. The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Maritime Administration have jointly sponsored the Training and Licensing Project to investigate the role of the ship bridge/shiphandling simulator in the training and licensing of deck officers. A major produce stemming from this multi-year research is a set of guidelines for the development of deck officer training systems. The guidelines address the simulator/training device, the training program, and the instructor. The guidelines are intended for use by operational organizations to assist in determining the adequacy of available simulator-based training programs to fit their specific needs, and to assist in specifying training systems for procurement. The guidelines have a genric structure to address all levels of deck officer training. The specific content of the guidelines was initially developed to address masters-level training. The initial direct application of the guidelines, however, was for the design of a simulator for Maritime Academy cadet training. Each of these are briefly discussed.

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Simulators, *Officer personnel, Simulation, Ship bridges, Merchant vessels, Handling, Visual aids, Computerized simulation, Images, Ship personnel, Ship decks, Cadets, Training, Instructional materials, Performance(Human), Skills, Shipping, Instructors, Human factors engineering, User needs, Logistics planning

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE