Flight simulation: research challenges and user assessments of fidelity

Robinson, Andrew, Mania, Katerina and Perey, Philippe (2004) Flight simulation: research challenges and user assessments of fidelity. In: Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGGRAPH international conference on Virtual Reality continuum and its applications in industry. ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 261-268. ISBN 1581138849

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The principal aim of simulation is to provide a platform on which environments or technology, either real or proposed, may be recreated for the purposes of training, visualisation and research. Simulators' fidelity range widely; some aim to recreate an environment or system to such a high degree that it is difficult to distinguish between the simulator and the real system, while others simply aim to recreate a small part of a system, or to present the system as a whole in a more compact and stylised fashion. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the technical challenges that face the simulation field as technology and requirements change and evolve. Focusing almost exclusively upon commercial Flight and Flight Systems simulation, it will include the results of a experimental study acquiring user assessments of fidelity, involving 'Expert Users' (Captain and Flight Instructor) from a variety of international airlines and who have many hundreds of hours of experience of both the real, operational environment, as well as the simulated equivalent

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Fidelity, Flight Simulation
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1416
Google Scholar:3 Citations

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