Transfer Of Training With Simulated Aircraft Dynamics: II. Variations In Control Gain And Phugoid Characteristics

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Report Number: WADD TR 60-615 Part (II)
Author(s): Muckler, F. A., Hanlon, W. H., Serio, F. P., Rockway, M. R., Obermayer, R. W.
Corporate Author(s): Aviation Psychology Laboratory University Of Illinois
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Pages: 33
Contract: AF 33(616)-2725
DoD Project: 7197
DoD Task: 71635
Identifier: AD0278613

This report is the second in a series dealing with transfer of training as a function of simulated aircraft longitudinal dynamics. Subjects performed single dimension compensatory tracking with long period (phugoid) oscillatory control system dynamics. Three experiments are reported dealing with variations in control gain. Increasing control gain resulted in equally high training and transfer performance for all oscillatory transient conditions studied, but at a lower gain level, significant differences were found. If rate of onset of the transient conditions were not equated by adjusting control gain, significant negative relative transfer of training was elicited. Equalization of rate of onset, however, substantially reduced training performance differences and eliminated negative transfer effects.

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