Accession Number : ADA268376


Title :   Predicting Radiation Induced Performance Decrements of AH-1 Helicopter Crews. Volume 1. Predicted Versus Actual Performance of AH-1 Crews Induced with Symptons Simulating Radiation Sickness


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 25 Sep 86-30 Nov 91,


Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA


Personal Author(s) : Inman, Vaughn W ; Perez, William A ; Peters, Joseph I ; Sanchez, Robert R ; Young, Robert W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268376.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jul 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 213


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to assess the utility of the Performance Decrement Questionnaire (PDO) technique for prediction of radiation induced performance decrements in Army personnel. Twenty AH-1 pilots participated in an experiment in which they (1) predicted the effects of various symptom complexes on their performance, (2) went through a 36-hour protocol to induce symptoms similar to those that are followed by intermediate doses of radiation exposure, and (3) performed a simulated AH-1 mission before and after symptom induction. The participants' performance time predictions were compared to actual performance times. The comparisons between predicted and actual performance were conducted with correlational and modeling (MicroSAINT) techniques. The modeling analysis suggested greater concordance between predicted and actual performance than did the correlational analysis.... Performance time estimation, Flight simulation, Modeling, AH-1, Intermediate dose program, Sickness, MicroSAINT, Symptom simulation, Radiation sickness, Helicopter.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS , *HELICOPTERS , *RADIATION EFFECTS , *RADIATION SICKNESS , *FLIGHT SIMULATION , TEST AND EVALUATION , SIMULATION , ARMY PERSONNEL , COMPARISON , MISSIONS , QUESTIONNAIRES , ARMY , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , PILOTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , DEGRADATION , PREDICTIONS


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE