Accession Number:

ADA243227

Title:

Engineering Functions in Formulating Training Device Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1989-Mar 1990,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Cost-effective application of technology to the design of training devices requires careful matching of training requirements with training device options. The goal of the training device concept formulation process CFP is to identify a cost-effective device or combination of devices to address a training requirement. The U.S. Army Project Manager for Training Devices PM TRADE research and Engineering Management Division, known as E Division, performs system engineering activities during concept formulation that assess, integrate, and develop training device design concepts and cost estimates. This report presents the results of an E Division effort to define methods for aiding the training device CFP, emphasizing engineers consideration of factors influencing skill acquisition and retention when defining materiel solutions to training requirements. It defines a baseline process model of the role of engineers in the CFP for training devices, identifies targets of opportunity for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of CFP, and recommends courses of action.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE