Accession Number:

ADA110669

Title:

Performance Measurement and the Navy's Tactical Aircrew Training System (TACTS)

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Mar-Apr 81

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDOFL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The development and use of the Tactical Aircrew Training System TACTS as a means for training advanced air combat skills are described. Pilot performance measurement capabilities of the TACTS are reviewed in terms of their value for pilot selection, aircrew training, assessment, and simulator design. Several approaches and methods used to conceptualize and measure air combat maneuvering ACM performance are presented. Limitations in existing TACTS performance measurement capabilities are illustrated in terms of several psychometric, training, and TACTS operational user feasibility requirements for a system of performance measurement. It is concluded that while the existing TACTS represents a highly advanced aviation engineering technology that can provide extremely valuable training, that same technology has largely ignored the functional requirements for a system of human performance measurement. Improvements in the TACTS performance measurement capabilities will improve its training value even further. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE