UNITED AIRLINES' EXPERIENCE WITH COMPUTER GENERATED VISUAL SYSTEMS

G. V. McCulloch

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Abstract: Of the three types of simulator visual systems in operational use, United Airlines favors the computer generated imaging (CGI) systems. United has operational experience with the other two types of systems ...cinematographic (film) and closed circuit television with model board (CCTV)... and hence can make comparison with objectivity. The CGI systems have improved with each of the three generations delivered to United. The advantages in the areas of economy and operational viability make CGI systems the most promising contender for achieving total simulation. The CGI systems also have disadvantages. Some of the deficiencies are significant, and must be researched in follow-on generations. Light point quality, weather simulation, and scene perspective are the most deserving of early attention. Research aimed at establishing transfer-of-learning effectiveness for the features of CGI systems is a must. Subjective a priori judgements of the value of any feature are to be avoided in all but the research and development phases. The value of features must be objectively established prior to their incorporation into operating systems.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 24, Number 4
Pages: 352 - 356
Cite this article: McCulloch, G. V., "UNITED AIRLINES' EXPERIENCE WITH COMPUTER GENERATED VISUAL SYSTEMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 24, No. 4, Winter 1977-1978, pp. 352-356.
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