THE MAINTENANCE TASK SIMULATOR-1 (MTS-1): A DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC MAINTENANCE RESEARCH
Technical Report,01 Oct 1962,30 Jun 1964
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA VALENCIA
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The Maintenance Task Simulator MTS-1 is a low priced task simulation device, specially constructed for research on performance aids used in conjunction with electronic maintenance. The device can present many complex electronic control-display panel configurations. The control-display panel is composed of a variety of modules which may contain a control or display or be blank. The device also contains sensing and recording circuitry, which provides a time-referenced record of control positions and sequence of manipulations by the subject. The device can support such research as determining the various skills and concepts required by the technician in performing various levels of electronic maintenance and developing effective techniques for evaluating the proficiency of electronic maintenance personnel. The logical next step would be to modify the MTS-1 for research on malfunction isolation tasks, ie, the portion of the troubleshooting task conducted behind the front panel, after localization has been done, up to but not including the point of replacing the defective component.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods