Accession Number : AD0875295

Title :   Maintenance Technicians Performance Curves.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Aug 68-15 Feb 70,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Ronald L. ; Fitzpatrick, Robert ; Hanson, Vernon L. ; Horner, Walter R.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : Development of performance curves for Air Force electronic maintenance technicians in an operational environment can provide a correction factor for demonstrated maintainability times and facilitate planning of manning requirements during system operation. A method of investigating the feasibility of developing performance curves was planned and implemented. The method involved the measurement of time and accuracy of performance on specifically selected maintenance tasks within two currently operational U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems at numerous ADC Radar Squadrons. Maintenance technicians were selected for performance measurement based on experience within their assigned system. The recorded data was analyzed and curves were plotted on log-log coordinates, as are the traditional industrial learning curves, and on linear coordinates. Analyses of factors, other than system experience, which affect performance curve development were conducted and discussed. Conclusions are presented and recommendations made for further development of maintenance technician performance curve technology. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS), (*ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, CURVE FITTING, JOB ANALYSIS, TEACHING METHODS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, GRAPHICS, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE