Design optimization of flight simulator's instructor/operator station

Cheickna Sylla, Ramesh Ramaswamy, Richard Braby

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The U.S. Army Research Institute and its Program Manager for Training Devices are developing a large scale computerized system to enable trade-off studies leading to the design of cost-effective simulators. An important component of this system is the Optimization of Simulation-Based Training Systems (OSBATS). In its present form the development of OSBATS includes five software sub-systems. The most important sub-system, based on operational critically (simulator training performance), costs and design difficulties, is the Instructor/Operator Station (IOS) sub-system. This paper presents some of the industrial and human factors engineering issues related to the conceptual framework of the design of the IOS. It also presents a large scale mix-integer programming formulation of the design problem, and briefly elaborates on the data collection procedures being developed for the highly subjective training components of the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-427
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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