Accession Number : AD0289394

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL TRAINING OF SONARMEN IN THE USE OF ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIPMENT. IV. DIAGNOSTIC TEST RESULTS FOR ADVANCED SONAR STUDENTS

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : ABRAMS,ALVIN J. ; PICKERING,EDWARD J.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The test performance is described of sonarmen graduates of the AN/SQS-4 Maintenance Course at the Fleet ASW School, San Diego. These sonarmen were tested on their use of five common test equipments and the Instruction Book for the AN/SQS-4 and AN/SQS-4A Sonar Sets. Because of the elementary nature of the performance tasks, it was thought that a standard requiring 90% of the graduates to master each test item would be reasonable. This standard was not met by the sonarmen in the sample on a large proportion of the items. The findings were reviewed with administrative personnel at the school and the results were considered in a recent course revision. With respect to the revised course, it is recommended that (a) school instructors continue to evaluate the test equipment performance of graduates to determine whether proficiency has reached the desired level, and (b) if a performance deficiency still exists, training materials developed for use in the basic sonarman course (3) be utilized. It is also recommended that students be required to make more frequent and varied use of maintenance instruction books during training. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SONAR PERSONNEL, *TRAINING, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE, SONAR EQUIPMENT, TEST EQUIPMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE