Accession Number : ADA115676

Title :   Attribute Requirements for a Simulated Flight Scenario Microcomputer Test.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Richard H ; Krause,Michele ; Irons,Richard C

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Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Eighteen subjects practiced a video game of bombing and air combat maneuvering, Phantoms Fiver, on an APPLE microcomputer for 10 minutes a day for 15 days. The dependent variable was the combined score for number of hits and number of targets. Performance stabilized from Days 8 - 15 with a pooled reliability of .904. Eight reference tests which theoretically measure cognitive, perceptual, quantitative, and motor skills were selected and used as independent variables. Stablized performance on these tests was observed after a period of practice which was predetermined from previous experimentation. Attributes of the Phantoms Five were isolated using a structured job analytic tool (Position Analysis Questionnaire, PAQ). A principal components analysis of the measures that correlated with the dependent variable resulted in a one factor solution explaining 66 percent of the variance.

Descriptors :   *Performance tests , *Performance(Human) , *Flight simulation , *Man computer interface , Job analysis , Test methods , Computerized simulation , Microcomputers , Bombing , Aerial warfare , Flight maneuvers , Target acquisition , Skills , Reasoning , Perception , Motor reactions , Scoring

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE