Accession Number : AD0682498

Title :   INCREASING ASW HELICOPTER EFFECTIVENESS THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 66-May 68,

Corporate Author : APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,Arthur I. ; Federman,Philip J.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 204

Abstract : The verification of a prior factor analysis of communications, as a component of effective ASW helicopter performance, is described. Three of four previously isolated communications factors were found 'congruent' with factors which emerged from the present study. A course, emphasizing the employment of the verified factors (as well as one additional factor) was developed, administered, and evaluated. The results indicated that participants in the course were significantly superior to a control group from the point of view of several operational criteria. These results are interpreted to suggest the utility and power of the course. Suggestions for fuller implementation of the course are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT SIMULATORS), (*VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), HELICOPTERS, TRAINING DEVICES, NAVAL TRAINING, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, PILOTS, SONAR PERSONNEL, LEARNING CURVES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, MISS DISTANCE, FLIGHT CREWS, QUESTIONNAIRES, GROUP DYNAMICS, PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, TEACHING METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE