Accession Number:

ADA093027

Title:

The Federal Aviation Administration's Radar Training Facility and Employee Selection and Training,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration FAA has recently constructed a Radar Training Facility RTF in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to aid in screening appropriate personnel for work in radar air traffic control ATC. The approach is based on the idea that limited exposure to simulated radar ATC in a controlled and measured environment will lead to the identification of persons who possess the skills and attributes necessary for success in this type of work. This report describes the results of a study performed at the FAAs National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center now FAA Technical Center comparing an over-the-shoulder method of scoring student performance with scoring by computer-derived measures for use in screening at the RTF. Results indicate that the computer-derived measures are far more reliable than over-the-shoulder scoring and the computer-derived measures predict a global rating of potential success in radar ATC at least as well as over-the-shoulder scoring. The implications of the results are discussed in relation to other automated training systems. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE