Accession Number : AD0487563

Title :   DESIGN OF MAINTENANCE TRAINING EQUIPMENT FOR FIGHTER-INTERCEPTOR FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : MAINTENANCE LAB LOWRY AFB CO

Personal Author(s) : Briggs, Leslie J.

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The operational effectiveness of tactical units employing fighter-interceptor aircraft is in part a function of the quality of maintenance performed on electronic fire control systems. Although there are many approaches to the improvement of fire control system maintenance, one important approach is through improvement of training; and, as argued herein, an effective and practical way to improve training is to provide job-oriented, self-instructional maintenance training equipment. One section of this memorandum outlines the need for new kinds of maintenance training equipment which, if developed and utilized, could prove to be as effective for maintenance training as simulators and cockpit trainers have been in the past for training of pilots. Following the analysis of the need for special maintenance training equipment and the review of progress to date, this memorandum described the features and potential training value of two self-instructional maintenance trainers recently designed for the MG-10 Fire Control System (Aircraft and Weapon Control System.) To date these trainers exist only in the form of engineering designs. It is recommended that they be further developed and tested in order that a substantial and factual basis may be established for stating maintenance training equipment requirements for future fire control systems.

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING DEVICES, AIRCRAFT FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, TRAINING DEVICES), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, SIMULATORS, OPERATION, FEEDBACK, AUTOMATIC, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, FAILURE, CIRCUITS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, ANALOG SYSTEMS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, FIRE CONTROL COMPUTERS, RADAR EQUIPMENT, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE