Maintenance Training Simulators at Air Force Technical Training Centers. Present and Potential Use.
Final rept. Jun 77-Aug 78,
KINTON INC ALEXANDRIA VA
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The objective of this study was to identify the present and potential need for maintenance training simulators in support of Air Force technical training and to assess the usefulness of instructor surveys in identifying the need for simulation. Data were collected through the use of survey questionnaires and instructor interviews. Results indicated a willingness on the part of most instructors to use low costfidelity simulators as supplementary training devices but not as replacements for actual equipment trainers. In addition, a simulative potential ranking formula was employed which resulted in the identification of 36 high priority candidates for simulation. Thirty-two of the 36 candidates represented electronic equipment, particularly test benches. The validity of the data collected using the questionnaire methodology is discussed along with the problems inherent in using instructors to identify solutions for training problems. It was concluded that the survey procedure was useful for identifying simulation candidates but that final decisions on simulator usage should be left to simulation experts. Recommendations are provided for modifying the questionnaire formats and further study of the simulation candidates identified in this study. Author
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