Accession Number : ADA091808
Title : Relative Cost and Training Effectiveness of the 6883 Three-Dimensional Simulator and Actual Equipment.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 78-Mar 80,
Corporate Author : DENVER RESEARCH INST CO SOCIAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND EVALUATION DIV
Personal Author(s) : Cicchinelli,Louis F ; Harmon,Kenneth R ; Keller,Robert A ; Kottenstette,James P
Report Date : Sep 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 123
Abstract : The cost and training effectiveness of the 6883 3-D simulator, as compared to that of operational 6883 test station equipment, for training intermediate level F-111 avionics maintenance personnel was evaluated. The objective of this study was to isolate classroom and field performance differences as a function of the training equipment used and to compare the costs of using the two systems in the existing ATC training course. Students entering the Converter/Flight Control Systems instruction block were randomly assigned to one of four basic experimental groups. A trouble-shooting performance test and a 'Projected Job Proficiency' test were developed and administered to compare the training adequacy of the simulator and actual test station equipment. Student and supervisor followup questionnaires were administered in the field to provide additional feedback about training experiences. It was found that the simulator and the actual test station equipment were equally capable of training students. It is hypothesized that a number of environmental factors, which were noted, may have reduced the likelihood of observing significant performance differences among experimental groups. These factors included shifting training objectives and classroom formats, equipment reliability, changing job requirements, and lack of a clearly defined role for the simulator in training.
Descriptors : *AVIONICS , *SIMULATORS , *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE , *AIR FORCE TRAINING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , EFFICIENCY , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , THREE DIMENSIONAL , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , ACCEPTABILITY
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE