Further Development of Automated GAT-1 Performance Measures
Technical Report,01 Jan 1971,31 May 1973
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA MENLO PARK United States
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The report describes a systematic, statistically-directed search for automated flight measurements that correlate with pilot proficiency. The approach is based on two separate experiments carried out in a GAT-1 trainer a basic experiment Experiment 1 with 326 measurements on each of 30 Ss in three experience groups and an expanded experiment Experiment 2 with 2436 measurements on each of 30 new S from the same three experience groups. Experiment 1 consisted of four different flight tasks, each about 10 minutes long, and Experiment 2 consisted of these and six additional tasks. Tables of more than 400 important measurements are given with group means and standard deviations and further cross-tabulations to show which tasks and families of measurements are best at discriminating among pilots. Three different statistical methods were used to select a set of measurements from Experiment 1. Applying the canonical variables to the repeated measurements of Experiment 2 allowed several deductions about the best selection procedure to be made.