Accession Number : AD0783240

Title :   Further Development of Automated GAT-1 Performance Measures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 71-May 73,


Personal Author(s) : Hill,John W. ; Eddowes,Edward E.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The report describes a systematic, statistically-directed search for automated flight measurements that correlate with pilot proficiency. The approach is based on two separate experiments carried out in a GAT-1 trainer: a basic experiment (Experiment 1) with 326 measurements on each of 30 Ss in three experience groups and an expanded experiment (Experiment 2) with 2436 measurements on each of 30 new S from the same three experience groups. Experiment 1 consisted of four different flight tasks, each about 10 minutes long, and Experiment 2 consisted of these and six additional tasks. Tables of more than 400 important measurements are given with group means and standard deviations and further cross-tabulations to show which tasks and families of measurements are best at discriminating among pilots. Three different statistical methods were used to select a set of measurements from Experiment 1. Applying the canonical variables to the repeated measurements of Experiment 2 allowed several deductions about the best selection procedure to be made.

Descriptors :   *Flight training, *Automation, Performance(Human), Pilots, Air Force training, Correlation techniques, Test construction(Psychology), Experimental data, Flight simulators

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE