ERIC Number: ED118594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Candidate T-37 Pilot Performance Measures for Five Contact Maneuvers. Final Report.
Connelly, Edward M.; And Others
The objective of this program was to develop candidate pilot performance measures for five undergraduate pilot training (UPT) contact training maneuvers flown in the T-37B aircraft. The work included development and application of a method of analyzing operator performance tasks for purposes of identifying candidate measures. This resulted in sectoring of each T-37B maneuver into functional segments, wherein the dominant measurement variables are consistent, and task segments, wherein the relationships among the dominant measurement variables are consistent. Several types of measures were then defined which, collectively, satisfy measurement needs over all task segments. Specific candidate measurement formulae were developed for each segment in accordance with the analysis results. Computer programs (FORTRAN IV) were developed and implemented to: (1) smooth, printout, and plot data recorded on-board a T-37B aircraft; (2) automatically detect task segment boundaries; (3) compute criterion functions from skilled performer's data; (4) compute measures specified at run-time by the user; and (5) perform and print results of several empirical validation tests of the candidate measures for subsequent researcher analysis. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Advanced Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Quest Research Corp., McLean, VA.