Accession Number:

AD0609364

Title:

PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR CUSHION VEHICLE (ACV) OPERATORS,

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Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO N Y

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Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

A study was made to assemble data relevant to ACV operator training and to provide estimates of operator training requirements. The following tasks were undertaken description of ACVs and vehicle subsystems identification of ACV application description of ACV controls and displays identification of natural and induced environmental factors operator task descriptions description of handling characteristics and techniques for U. S. Navy Hydroskimmer SKMR-1 and estimates of skill and training requirements. The results of this study indicate that training requirements will vary with vehicle size, configuration, controls, mission, and operating environment. Among the areas effecting operation of ACVs and personnel training, the following appear to be in particular need of research and development attention electronic equipment for navigation purposes standardization and optimization of operators controls and displays and empirical determination of personnel training and training equipment requirements. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE