Accession Number : AD1044544

Title :   Enhancing Fire Control Decision Making with the Patriot Cognitive Skills Trainer: Development and Validation

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,24 Sep 2014,23 May 2016


Personal Author(s) : Graves, Thomas R ; Blankenbeckler,Paul N

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Report Date : 01 Nov 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This report presents research supporting the development and evaluation of the Patriot Cognitive Skills Trainer, a set of computer-based instructional modules designed to support Patriot crewmembersspecifically new Tactical Control Officers (TCO) and Tactical Control Assistants (TCA) in developing an understanding of how Patriot subject matter experts address complex and ill-defined operational problems. The research was accomplished in three phases: (a) a needs analysis and training specification, (b) training development, and (c) training validation. Findings suggest that the Patriot Cognitive Skills Trainer would be an effective training tool to enhance new TCOs and TCAs decision-making and problem solving skills as a supplement to existing instruction. In addition, the methodology used to identify decision-triggers may be applied to other Army domains to develop instruction focused on cognitive skills. Finally, this research demonstrated that it is not necessary to simulate all aspects of classified systems in order to produce viable and engaging training to support the development of cognitive skills to be applied in utilization of those systems.

Descriptors :   surface to air missiles , fire control radar , decision making , validation , cognition , training , army

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE