Assessment of Army Aviators' Ability to Perform Individual and Collective Tasks in the Aviation Networked Simulator (AIRNET)
Interim rept. Sep 1988-Nov 1990
ANACAPA SCIENCES INC FORT RUCKER AL
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This research evaluates the training effectiveness of the Aviation Networked Simulator hereafter referred to as AIRNET. The research was designed to a assess experienced crewmembers ability to perform selected individual and collective tasks in AIRNET and b identify the specific design attributes that makes it difficult for crewmembers to perform tasks to standards in AIRNET. Because the research examined only in-simulator performance, inferences about the devices training effectiveness can be drawn only from data indicating that experienced crewmembers cannot perform a task effectively in AIRNET. Specifically, it is assumed that tasks cannot be trained effectively in a device if they cannot be performed adequately in that device. Transfer-of-training studies are required to assess the AIRNETs effectiveness for training tasks that can be performed adequately in the device. The report presents detailed data on the relative effectiveness of crewmembers performing the individual and collective tasks investigated. The report also presents detailed data on crewmember ratings of the adequacy of AIRNET for both performing and training specific tasks and conclusions and recommendations about the need to modify the design of AIRNET components.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems