Investigation of Psychomotor and Spatial Abilities in Simulated Air Defense Engagements
Final rept. Oct 1988-Sep 1990
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report documents research performed to evaluate the feasibility of using spatial and psychomotor tests developed for Project A for predicting engagement of aerial targets by two Air Defense Military Occupational Specialties. Data were collected from 26 16P Chaparral personnel and 75 16S Stinger personnel in their last week of advanced individual training at Fort Bliss. Predictor tests were administered nearly concurrently with criterion data collection in the Realistic Air Defense Engagement System RADES. No relationship was found between spatial or psychomotor abilities and engagement performance. Possible explanations were discussed for the negative results including limitations in sample size and limitations in experimental control necessitated by the need to provide a realistic simulation environment.
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