Quasi-transfer of helicopter training from fixed-to motion-base simulator

Davide Fabbroni, Stefano Geluardi, Carlo A. Gerboni, Mario Olivari, Lorenzo Pollini, Heinrich Bulthoff

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This paper presents the experimental evaluation of a previously developed hover training program, designed for fixed-base helicopter simulators. In particular, it is investigated whether the skills developed on the fixed-base simulator are transferred to a highly realistic simulator (quasi-Transfer-of-Training experiment). The higher realism was achieved by using the motion-base MPI CyberMotion Simulator. Student pilots participants were asked to perform the hover maneuver controlling an identified model of a Robinson R44 civil light helicopter. Results showed that the skills acquired during fixed-base training were successfully transferred to the highly-realistic condition. The additional motion feedback helped participants achieve better levels of performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, ERF 2017
PublisherAssociazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781510865389
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, ERF 2017 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2017 Sep 122017 Sep 15


Other43rd European Rotorcraft Forum, ERF 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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