Flight Simulation: Virtual Environments In Aviation by Alfred T. Lee provides evaluation of the related engineering and science supporting the design and use of advanced flight simulation technologies. It includes chapters reviewing key simulation areas corresponding to visual scene, movement and sound simulations and a chapter analyzing the effectiveness of simulators.
An extra scientific approach is used to seek out what influence flight simulators have on fashionable aviation. Within the first chapters, the creator describes the machine itself, such because the know-how and the perception of the pilot in direction of it. The second a part of the book, human factors and the simulator are discussed.
When the creator gets more in-depth, it turns into clear that it is a challenge to mislead the pilot’s perception of flying on the ground. It is a combination of visual results, sound results, communication and the whole physique motion. Within the very latest simulators, the cockpit will be moved in many instructions, and the throttle, rudders and yoke have a force-feedback system.
The actions are associated to the visual results, such as the actions, pixels, coloration and details. The perceived fidelity between a real aircraft and a simulator determines the likelihood that the simulator will likely be an efficient tool. The creator mainly targeted on the simulator-pilot relationship. The significance of flight simulators in analysis is outlined within the ultimate chapter.
For costs and reality functions, simulators provide an excellent setting to do research in the fields of procedures, human components, accident investigations, etc. Author describes the flight simulator in the triangle ‘know-how analysis-human perception’. It provides a whole image of function of the flight simulator, with its limitations.
General, it is a straightforward-to-read book for anyone who’s excited by flight simulators from a know-how point of view, to the human-issue perspective. The author opened the gate to the wonderful world of flight simulators.
Flight Simulation: Virtual Environments In Aviation [Hardcover]
Alfred T. Lee
Ashgate Pub Co (May 31, 2005)