ERIC Number: ED115239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The STD Site Operator. Satellite Technology Demonstration, Technical Report No. 0419.
Intimately involved in any equipment system is the human factor. The people operating the equipment at the remote installations for the Satellite Technology Demonstration (STD) were different from paid employees or from private consumers. The STD site operators were paid only token fees; thus, they are best describd as having been motivated by the service benefits of the system. Indeed, a survey of their interests and capabilities at the onset of the project showed little or no inclination for communications-type equipment. Although not necessarily unsolvable, the problem of training people to operate communications equipment is complex and unique. The STD, therefore, studied the stages and factors involved in training site operators. Initially, the prior experiences and capabilities of the site operators were isolated to provide a base of information against which the effects of the STD experience could be measured. Sequentially evaluated therefore were: (1) training; (2) initial results of the training program; (3) site operator performance throughout the demonstration; and (4) psychological disposition toward the hardware configuration. (Author/EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Federation of Rocky Mountain States, Inc., Denver, CO.