Research Summaries

Back An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Surface and Sub-Surface Simulators to Train Non-Technical Skills

Fiscal Year 2009
Division Research & Sponsored Programs
Department Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simuation Institute
Investigator(s) O'Connor, Paul
Sponsor Navy Modeling & Simulation Office (Navy)
Summary To identify how simulators are being used to train personnel in the surface and sub-surface Navy, with a particularly focus on non-technical skills. Non-technical skills are cognitive, social, and personal resource skills that complement technical skills, and contribute to safe and effective task performance (e.g. decision making, situation awareness, communication, managing stress, etc.).
The proposed research will allow the MOVES faculty to better understand how these communities are using simulators for training, and incorporate this knowledge into their lectures and research agendas. Further, an examination of how simulators are employed to train non-technical skills will be carried out in the context of how these skills are being trained in other high-risk organizations.
Keywords Modeling, Simulation, Perception, Target Acquisition, Virtual Environments
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