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    Anybody read this book?

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/07...pt#reader-link

    If so, is it worth buying?

    Cheers
    Chris

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    Re: Anybody read this book?

    I haven't read it Chris, but certainly looks interesting enough to get.

    Thanks for the heads-up

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    Re: Anybody read this book?



    Well then,

    I bought this book and it fascinates me: There are numerous interesting background information making the process of (professional) flight simulation so much clearer to a layman like me.
    Did you know that....
    ...addressable resolution and spatial resolution (e.g. 1024x768 pixels) is less useful as measure of the image detail the pilot sees compared with effective resolution (Re=53.7H/D, where H is the pixel diameter and D the distance of the displayed pixel from the design eyepoint)? E.g., if you have a 1 mm pixel size projected, then the displays´ effective resolution is .057 degrees or 3.42 arc min. The human eye can discern pixels of 1 arc min.
    ...if you want to train a pilot in a simulator to detect an airplane with a front sectional diameter of 1.4 meters flying at a distance of 2 NM, you need a display system with an effective resolution of 1.43 arc min?
    ...the various advantages and disadvantages of projection systems versus direct view systems (e.g. CRT or LCD monitors) versus collimated displays?
    ...simulator training effectiveness (impacting airlines´ expenses for pilot training) can be measured per Transfer effectiveness ratio TER=A-AS/S, where A is aircraft training time w/o sim training, AS is aircraft training time w/ sim training and s is sim training time?
    ...a study by Denis and Harris in 1998, published in the international journal of aviation psychology, using Microsofts FS found positive training transfer for visual flight skills in primary flight training, but also noted, that the primary control system of Microsofts FS was no more effective than simple keyboard controls?
    ...simulator sickness is especially perceived when flying at low levels in a simulator with a large horizontal FOV, conveying, that vection (i.e. induction of self-motion - feeling like you would move because of the large FOV) is a precondition to simulator sickness?
    And the facts go on and on...
    I deem this book an invaluable companion for all those, who want to set out for a deeper understanding of what a simulator can achieve in training and research.
    Cheers
    Chris

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    Re: Anybody read this book?

    I got some book tokens for Christmas, now I know what to use them on! Thanks for the review.

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