ERIC Number: ED048556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Aircraft Recognition Performance of Crew Chiefs with or without Forward Observers.
Baldwin, Robert D.; And Others
A test of aircraft recognition accuracy and decision speed compared the performance of single observers and four-man crews. The test used miniaturized simulations of aircraft which were moved at scaled speeds, altitudes, and distances. The validity of the simulation was evaluated and judged by comparing the results of the test with results obtained from a previous full-scale test. Comparison of single observers with crews revealed that about 50% of the observers performed more effectively when alone than with their crew, in terms of both accuracy and decision speed. The remaining observers performed either equally well, or more effectively, when with a crew than when alone. These two groups of observers were found to prefer different communication sequences. The more effective crew observers tended to be less dependent upon other crewmen's judgments than the less effective crew observers. (Eight references and 15 tables are included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Evaluation, Flight Training, Military Training, Research, Simulation, Task Performance, Team Training, Training Methods, Visual Perception
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-714-213, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.