Cover: Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Motion for C-17 Flight Simulators

Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Motion for C-17 Flight Simulators

Technical Appendixes

Published 1986

by William Stanley, C. L. Batten, T. F. Kirkwood, Richard J. Kaplan, Lewis Jamison, B. F. Goeller, M. G. Chaloupka, John Birkler, Ruth T. Berg, A. A. Barbour, et al.

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This document provides technical support for R-3276. Appendixes describe (1) experiments to determine the value of motion in training simulators; (2) aircraft features that will influence the motion of the C-17; (3) possible effects on motion cues of the C-17's stability and control augmentation system; (4) the fidelity of different simulator motion cueing alternatives; (5) a suggested methodology for assessing the training capability of simulators; (6) the effects of simulator motion on simulator training capability, safety, and avoidance of simulator sickness; and (7) the costs of providing motion in simulators.

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