Accession Number:

ADA285376

Title:

Instructional Hypermedia as a Method to Train Electronic Warfare Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1991-31 Sep 1993

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The goal of the naval electronic warfare technician is to match intercepted signal parameters with the names of specific emitters and their associated platforms. It was hypothesized that an instructional hypermedia-based training system will improve the electronic surveillance technicians ability to classify emitters. The training system provides opportunities for the technician to interact with a simulation of the electronic surveillance environment. A graphic representation of the console of the electronic surveillance device was presented to the technician. The training procedure consisted of hooking an emitter symbol and selecting various multi-media representations of the emitter including sound, text, digitized photographs, and animated graphics. Emitter classification training was administered to 48 subjects using either instructional hypermedia or a printed listing. The training using the instructional hypermedia was found to be more effective than the training using the printed listings.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE