Accession Number : AD0474340


Title :   EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL FAULT LOCATION DEVICE: I. FAULT LOCATION BY RADIO OPERATORS.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES ELECTRONICS PERSONNEL RESEARCH GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Rigney, Joseph W ; Fromer, R ; Langston, Edward T ; Adams, Harry C


Report Date : Aug 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : An experimental fault locater (XFL) was developed for the AN/URC-32, to be used as a job-aid by shipboard personnel responsible for corrective maintenance of this transceiver. The XFL is a small, circular, plastic, job-aid which incorporates circuit-front panel relationships essential for fault localization. This report describes the XFL, and presents theresults of the first of two evaluative studies of it. In the first study, 20 Radiomen responsible for operating the AN/URC-32 aboard their ships were taught how to check out the front panel and how to use the XFL in a three-hour training session. Next, they were given six test problems to solve. They were allowed as many trials to solve each problem as they could complete in one hour. These results demonstrate that operators, who have had minimum electronics training, can use the XFL successfully to perform fault location on the AN/URC-32 transceiver. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RADIO OPERATORS , *MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , *ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , NAVAL PERSONNEL , TRANSMITTER RECEIVERS , RADIO EQUIPMENT , CHECKOUT EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE