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Accession Number N20130008629
Title Human Dimension of Closing the Training Gap for Fifth-Generation Fighters.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author A. Postnikov J. Hoke T. Schnell
Abstract Based on a review of the recent technical literature there is little question that a serious training gap exists for fifth-generation fighters, primarily arising from the need to provide their own red-air. There are several methods for reducing this gap, including injecting virtual and constructive threats into the live cockpit. This live-virtual-constructive (LVC) training approach provides a cost effective means for addressing training needs but faces several challenges. Technical challenges include data links and information assurance. A more serious challenge may be the human factors dimension of representing virtual and constructive entities in the cockpit while ensuring safety-of-flight. This also needs to happen without increasing pilot workload. This paper discusses the methods Rockwell Collins and the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Lab use to assess pilot workload and training fidelity measures in an LVC training environment and the research we are conducting in safety-of-flight requirements of integrated LVC symbology.
Keywords Cost effectiveness
Flight simulators
Human performance
Military aviation
Pilot training
Virtual reality

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 72 - Mathematical Sciences
57W - Stress Physiology
51B - Aeronautics
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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