THE ASSESSMENT OF ELECTRONICS CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE: II. PERFORMANCE ON THE AN/SPS-40 BY ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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Corrective maintenance includes system state recognition, fault localization and fault isolation tasks. Eight performance tests incorporating these criterion tasks were developed for the ANSPS-40 radar, and administered to a sample of fourteen shipboard Navy ETs who had received C school training in this equipment, and who were responsible for maintaining it aboard their respective ships. The tests were measures of skills necessary for the performance of the criterion tasks, and they provided scores which were measures of success on each of these tasks. They also provided diagnostic data on the various skills that yielded information concerning the sources of poor performance. The test results showed that the ETs in the sample were good in performing designated front panel checks and in making normalabnormal judgments they were moderately weak in selecting additional checks for symptom elaboration and they were very poor in using standard test equipment, in performing system checks, and in accurately reducing fault areas. Training recommendations for the improvement of corrective maintenance of the ANSPS-40 are made. These recommendations are based on analyses of the results of this study. Author
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