USING A SHIPHANDLING SIMULATOR TO MEASURE SAIL, BOAT, AND SHIP EXPERIENCE

Twenty Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen were tested on a table-top shiphandling simulator for their ability to conn a 1,730 ton cutter into New York Harbor. The purpose of the pilot study was to determine if the device was sensitive to differential aspects of the students' sail-, boat-, and shiphandling backgrounds. Log measures of performance--deviation from track, heading, and speed--showed acceptable reliability for future use. The relationships found between measures of experience and measures of performance were not clear nor could they be made clear with only 20 subjects. Gross comparisons showed that people with previous boat and ship experience performed slightly better on the tasks.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Training Systems Center

    Orlando, FL  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Evans, R M
  • Publication Date: 1986-12

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR-86-008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM