Neuroergonomic Assessment of Simulator Fidelity in an Aviation Centric Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) Application
This paper describes a recent human factors study that was performed on a flight simulator and in a fighter trainer jet aircraft to quantify the cognitive effects of simulator fidelity. There are many parameters that could be manipulated to affect physical fidelity in a simulator and we want to point out that in this study we make no claims of having covered a large portion of the possible fidelity design space. Rather, this study provides a comparison of trainee performance in a low to mid-level simulator with the performance obtained in a real fighter jet training aircraft using state-of-the-art operator state characterization equipment. As this study is ongoing, only partial data is shown in this paper.
KeywordsNeurocognitive measures operator state characterization flight training
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