Accession Number : ADP003448

Title :   Closing the Gap between Aircraft and Simulator Training with Limited Field-of-View Visual Systems,


Personal Author(s) : Leavy,W. P. ; Fortin,M.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A limited field-of-view (LFOV) visual system for the F-15 flight simulator (FS) - developed and built by Goodyear Aerospace Corporation - would greatly increase the already proven training capability of the FS. The current F-15 FS, having no visual system, readily handles all its assigned instrument and emergency procedure training tasks. The LFOV system - capable of adapting to cost parameters - will enhance the overall training capability of the F-15 FS by adding out-the-window visual cues. The overall training capability, particularly in the visual air-to-air and air-to-ground modes, is expected to be significantly improved by the addition of the LFOV system. The data base for the LFOV system is intended to support air-to-ground, air-to-air, and normal airfield operations. Air Force instructor pilots will evaluate the LFOV for a three-month period by following specific evaluation plans and by using strict grading procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Flight simulators, *Flight training, *Visual aids, Training devices, Line of sight, Limitations, Cues(Stimuli), Vision, Air to air, Air to surface, Data bases, Test and evaluation, Fighter aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE