PROFICIENCY OF BASIC SONAR MAINTENANCE TRAINEES IN THE USE OF COMMON TEST EQUIPMENT.
NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF
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During July of 1965, fifty-eight students in the Basic Surface Sonarman Course at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW School, San Diego, were tested on their use of basic electronic test equipment. All were tested at the completion of the ten-week maintenance phase of the course. Two diagnostic tests were administered which were designed to identify the specific procedural errors accounting for inaccurate measurements. One test was a replication of a test given to students at the ASW School on three other occasions its readministration allowed a comparison of the current students to the groups tested previously. The other test was designed to meet the current needs of the ASW School it provided more detailed diagnostic information. The results indicated that the current students performed better than the previous groups. This improvement is attributed to course changes which emphasize the practical use of test equipment. In addition, a number of common procedural errors in the use of test equipment were identified. Author
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