Accession Number:

ADA614047

Title:

Developing Performance Measures for Manned-Unmanned Teaming Skills

Descriptive Note:

Final research rept. Nov 2012-Apr 2014

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

2015-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Manned-unmanned teaming MUM-T combines armed helicopters and unmanned aircraft system UAS in integrated tactical teams. Previous research identified critical skills required for successful MUM-T that many UAS operators lacked the training to execute. The current research effort was intended to develop performance measures for training-critical MUM-T skills that can support effective training. The refined performance measures were developed through interviews with senior UAS operators and at workshops consisting of scout-attack pilots and UAS operators with MUM-T experience. The product was 36 behavior-based measures that indicated good, average, and poor performance on MUM-T skills. The majority of measures i.e., 26 were determined to have high validity and high utility, and only two measures were determined to have low validity and low utility. The measure determined to have low utility may reflect uncertainty as to the current role of UAS aircrews in MUM-T operations. The MUM-T measures can be used to effectively assess training outcomes in live training and virtual training.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE