Low-cost simulators 1c: training analysis of 9 military training areas
TNO Technische Menskunde
van den Bosch, K.
van Winsum, W.
The objective of the EUCLID RTP11.8 ELSTAR project "Low-cost simulators" is to develop guidelines for the specification, development and application of low-cost training simulators. Low-cost simulators are trainers that, through the use of commercially available and emerging technologies, provide superior benefit-to-cost ratios when compared to full fidelity simulators. First, the full spectrum of military tasks is screened on their potential for cost-effective simulator training. Next, 9 training areas were defined covering those task domains for which further investigation of low-cost simulator training solutions seemed promising. Then, field research was conducted on actual training programmes in order to verify the initial selection. The data of the field investigations were used for analysing the training programmes to determine global functional requirements of training simulators. The present report presents the methods and results of those analyses. The goal of the analyses is to identify the critical task variables and cues for the training programmes of the defined 9 training areas. First, the principal subtasks of the training programme are identified and the nature of the task-specific skills are characterized (e.g. cognitive, perceptual-motor). Then, the functional requirements of learning environments in which the necessary skills can be learned, are addressed. Finally, for each training programme, the opportunities and restrictions for developing low-cost training simulator solutions are discussed. It is concluded that the results provide the information necessary to intelligently narrow down the current selection in the final phase of this work package.
Voor het Euclid RTP11.8 project "low -cost simulators" zijn voor 9 militaire trainingsgebieden training- en cost-utility analyses uitgevoerd teneinde de mogelijkheden voor toepassing van low-cost trainingsimulatoren te onderzoeken.
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