Accession Number : ADA112498

Title :   Operational Test and Evaluation Handbook for Aircrew Training Devices. Volume I. Planning and Management.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Gray,Thomas H

PDF Url : ADA112498

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The Handbook, comprised of three volumes, is intended to provide guidelines and procedures appropriate for Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation (OT/E) personnel to use in planning, conducting, and reporting the results of simulator assessment efforts. Although of value of all test personnel, it is primarily for the typical novice test manager/director-a person who has subject matter expertise (e.g., a qualified pilot or operator), but who may have little or no previous OT/E experience. The handbook provides detailed coverage on OT/E planning and management, with special emphasis on measuring device operational effectiveness and suitability. In accord with its objectives, the handbook was prepared to serve as a supplement to Air Force Manual 55-43, 'Management of Operational Test and Evaluation', by providing those specific additional evaluation concepts and techniques necessary for aircrew training device (ATD) test and evaluation. Volume I is concerned, first with describing both general and specific ATD OT/E planning and management considerations and links those events which occur early in the ATD acquisition process to later ATD OT/E planning and management activities. It defines the various evaluation concepts germane to understanding ATD OT/E, and describes the two major ATD OT/E activities--Initial/Qualification OT/E and Follow-on OT/E; matters of ATD value and worth to the Air Force. The acquisition and life cycle costs associated with modern ATDs make such concerns important.

Descriptors :   *Training devices, *Flight training, *Logistics management, *Logistics planning, Simulators, Logistics support, Flight crews, Human factors engineering, Air Force procurement, Test and evaluation, Acceptance tests, Operational effectiveness, Performance(Engineering), Ratings, Cost analysis, Life cycle costs, Transfer of training, Computer aided instruction, Man computer interface

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE