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ASCI 515 : Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation/Aerospace Simulation Systems
The course focus is on a comprehensive examination of simulation in modern aviation/aerospace that includes history, state-of-the-art, and current research and development. Discussions focus on the extent and impact of simulator application throughout the industry and the effects on training costs and safety. Topics range from basic design principles to flight crew training for initial qualification, continuation and currency purposes. The course emphasizes implementation of training that is transferable from simulated to real world environments. Systems simulators to the simulation models used in management, flight operations, scheduling, or air traffic control, are examined in detail.

The course is designed to provide the student an understanding of the development of simulation in modern aviation/aerospace. It examines the training, the training system, transfer of training, the fidelity of simulation, and error management in simulation training. The course is designed to provide a comprehension of simulation, simulation capabilities, limitations, and potentials. Upon completion of this course, students will have a thorough understanding of the terminology, concepts, and capabilities of simulators/simulations, be prepared for more advanced study, and be able to apply their learned subject matter to improve the working environment in simulation/simulators.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate the importance of simulation in aviation training programs.

2. Appraise the concept of training systems, their components, and the revolving training cycle.

3. Analyze "fidelity of simulation" in the aviation and aerospace environment.

4. Compare the components of a training effectiveness study.

5. Apply the concept of "Transfer of Training" (TOT) to an aviation and aerospace training program.

6. Analyze the activities that are involved in planning, conducting, and interpreting the data for a TOT evaluation of an aviation simulator, including instructional support features.

7. Evaluate current research and development activities in aviation simulation.

8. Discuss “state of the art” in aviation simulation, current research and development

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
David Thirtyacre - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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