Simulators - software or hardware systems that simulate real processes and situations in order to train personnel, develop skills and abilities.
Simulator simulators provide professional training of operators, formation and improvement of skills and abilities required to control a material object. Simulator simulators must meet the requirements of training methods and provide quality control of the trainee's activities. The operator's information and motor fields reproduced in the simulator-simulator must be identical in type and content to the information and motor fields of the real equipment. Functionally, simulator-simulators are divided into specialized, complex and group simulators.
The specialized simulator is designed to train the operator to perform activities in a particular specialty.
Integrated simulator-simulator is designed for joint training of several operators in the full range of algorithms of their activities, or one operator whose activities are carried out in several specialties.
The group simulator is designed for simultaneous training of operators of interconnected systems.
A simulator usually includes an instructor's workstation. The instructor sets up the training scenario and can also control the training and evaluate the results.