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ERIC Number: ED507148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
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Development of Sensor-Based Measures of Rifle Marksmanship Skill and Performance. CRESST Report 756
Espinosa, Paul D.; Nagashima, Sam O.; Chung, Gregory K. W. K.; Parks, Daniel; Baker, Eva L.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Measures of rifle marksmanship skill and performance were developed using a prototype instrumented laser-based training system. Measures of performance were derived from laser strikes on a video-projected target. Measures of rifle marksmanship skill--breath control, trigger control, and muzzle wobble--were developed from shooters' breathing and trigger squeeze patterns. Existing marksmanship instructional materials and expert shooters' breath and trigger control profiles guided the development of the skill measures. A shooter's breath control was described as where and how long into the respiratory cycle the trigger broke. A shooter's trigger control was described as the duration of the trigger squeeze. A shooter's muzzle was described as the total acceleration during the two seconds prior to the shot. The use of sensor-based measures provides insight into exactly how a shooter is executing two of the three skills considered to be the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship. (Contains 9 figures, 2 tables and 1 footnote.) [This report was supported by a grant from the Advanced Brain Monitoring, Inc., PR/Award Number 20064169.]
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site: http://www.cresst.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing