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Operational Test and Evaluation Handbook for Aircrew Training Devices. Volume I. Planning and Management.

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The Handbook, comprised of three volumes, is intended to provide guidelines and procedures appropriate for Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation OTE personnel to use in planning, conducting, and reporting the results of simulator assessment efforts. Although of value of all test personnel, it is primarily for the typical novice test managerdirector-a person who has subject matter expertise e.g., a qualified pilot or operator, but who may have little or no previous OTE experience. The handbook provides detailed coverage on OTE planning and management, with special emphasis on measuring device operational effectiveness and suitability. In accord with its objectives, the handbook was prepared to serve as a supplement to Air Force Manual 55-43, Management of Operational Test and Evaluation, by providing those specific additional evaluation concepts and techniques necessary for aircrew training device ATD test and evaluation. Volume I is concerned, first with describing both general and specific ATD OTE planning and management considerations and links those events which occur early in the ATD acquisition process to later ATD OTE planning and management activities. It defines the various evaluation concepts germane to understanding ATD OTE, and describes the two major ATD OTE activities--InitialQualification OTE and Follow-on OTE matters of ATD value and worth to the Air Force. The acquisition and life cycle costs associated with modern ATDs make such concerns important.

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