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1st Edition

Human Factors in Simulation and Training

ISBN 9781420072839
Published December 17, 2008 by CRC Press
453 Pages 89 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Measure twice, cut once. Although applicable to all areas of human factors research, the old adage is especially relevant to simulation and training. As a tool, simulation is an aid to the imagination, however, if incorrectly or inadequately used, it can lead to inaccurate outcomes that not only limit the possibilities but potentially cause harm. A comprehensive overview of the topic from a human factor perspective, Human Factors in Simulation and Training not only reflects the state-of-the art but also integrates the literature on simulation into a cohesive resource.

The editors have collected chapters on a wide variety of topics, beginning with theory and application in areas ranging from traditional training to augmented reality to virtual reality. This coverage includes surface ships, submarines, naval aviation, commercial aviation, space, and medicine. The theory based section focuses on human factors aspects of simulation and training ranging from the history of simulators and training devices, to future trends in simulation from both a civilian and military perspective. The chapters expand on concepts regarding simulator usage particularly with respect to the validity and functionality of simulators as training devices. They contain in depth discussions of specific issues including fidelity, interfaces and control devices, transfer of training, simulator sickness, effects of motion in simulated systems, and virtual reality.

As more, and more sophisticated, simulation tools and training technologies become available, a complete understanding of how to use them appropriately will be even more crucial. Elucidating theory and application, the book addresses numerous issues and concepts pertaining to human factors in simulation and training, making this volume an important addition to the bookshelf of any human factors professional.

Table of Contents


Human Factors in Simulation and Training: An Overview, W.F. Moroney and M.G. Lilienthal

Justification for Use of Simulation, T.N. Thompson, M.A. Bell, and J.E. Deaton

Transfer of Training, D. Liu, E. Blickensderfer, D. Macchiarella, and D.A. Vincenzi

Simulation Fidelity, D. Liu, D. Macchiarella, and D.A. Vincenzi

Controls and Displays for Aviation Research Simulation, K.K. Liggett and G.L. Calhoun

Simulation Sickness, K.M. Stanney and R.S. Kennedy

Simulation-Based Situation Awareness Training, L.D. Strater and C.A. Bolstad

Performance Assessment in Simulation, S. Hall and M. Brannick

The Future of Simulation, P. A. Hancock


Human Factors and Discrete-Event Simulation, L. Trocine and D. Liu

Virtual Reality in the Training Environment, Cdr. D. Schmorrow, D. Nicholson, S. Lackey, R. Allen,K. Norman, and Cdr. J. Cohn

The Transformation of Ship Handling and Navigation Training, A.G. Seamon

Space Adaptation Syndrome and Perceptual Training, M. Mouloua, J.A. Smither, and R.S. Kennedy

Civil Aviation: Flight Simulators and Training, R.J. Lofaro and K.M. Smith

Distributed After-Action Review for Simulation-Based Training, E.E. Wiese, J. Freeman, W.J. Salter, E.M. Stelzer, and C. Jackson

Performance Measurement Issues and Guidelines for Adaptive, Simulation-

Based Training, P.M. Mangos and J.H. Johnston

Decision Making Under Crisis Conditions: A Training and Simulation

Perspective, T. Nickens, D. Liu, and D. Vincenzi

Augmented Reality as a Means of Job Task Training in Aviation, D. Macchiarella, D. Liu, and D.A. Vincenzi

Simulation Research in the Command and Control of Air Operations:

Implications of the Network-Centric Concept, R.S. Bolia, M.A. Vidulich, and W.T. Nelson

Simulation Advances in Medical Training: Laparoscopic Skill Acquisition, E.A. Schmidt and M.W. Scerbo

Communications and Coordination Training with Speech-Interactive

Synthetic Teammates: A Design and Evaluation Case Study, B. Bell, J. Ryder, and Cpt. Stacie N. Pratt

Appendix A: Glossary of Modeling Terms

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