Accession Number:

AD0260318

Title:

CHARACTERISTICS OF SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL DEVICES TO MEET TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAGE TRACK MONITOR, INTERCEPT DIRECTOR, AND RELATED SYSTEM-OPERATOR POSITIONS

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Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A statement of functional equipment requirements found to be congruent with the SAGE Track Monitor and Intercept Director self-instructional programs is presented. Self-instructional device components are described and evaluated in terms of these requirements. In the field testing of the progr, Radar operators, Teaching machines, Tests, Programming, Simulat on, Radar tracking, Ground controlled interception systems. Open-ended Terms SAGE. A statement of functional equipment requirements found to be congruent with the SAGE Track Monitor and Intercept Director self-instructional programs is presented. Self-instructional device components are described and evaluated in terms of these requirements. In the field testing of the programs the basic device was, with a few noted exceptions, found to meet most of the essential requirements. An alternative component was also sed in the field tests and is briefly described. The basic device configuration used included console mock-ups, prepared as integral parts of the two self-instructional programs. They provided simulation of all essential button and switch insertion actions, and also simulated the flashing Situation Information Display on which is presented the various symbols and data which form an essential part of both the Track Monitor and Intercept Director tasks. A general discussion of the roles that devices can play in the implementation of on-the-site training, including the free time, unmonitored game-type self-training devices, as well as the more structured training emphasized in the present programs, is related to the specific approach taken in the development of the two devices used in this study. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE