Accession Number : ADA140172

Title :   Logistical Support Considerations in the Design and Acquisition of Maintenance Training Simulators.

Descriptive Note : Final technical paper,

Corporate Author : APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Carroll,R. J. ; Goodman,D. L. ; Hritz,R. J. ; Chiplock,L. W. ; Trump,T. R.

Report Date : MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 224

Abstract : Experience with maintenance training simulators has revealed a number of unanticipated logistical support problems. In some cases, the logistical support costs (i.e., the costs of operating, maintaining, and updating) incurred during the life cycle of the simulator have been greater than expected and sometimes have exceeded the initial acquisition cost of the device. Many of these costs were incurred because the personnel responsible for the acquisition of simulators were not aware of the problems that could occur in operating, maintaining, and updating simulators. In addition, they had no systematic procedure for evaluating the logistical support needs of the maintenance simulators they were purchasing. This report describes the development of a decision guide that addresses these problems by identifying factors which impact the logistical support requirements of maintenance trainers/simulators throughout their life cycle and providing a guide to help predict and plan for the logistical suppot required of a given simulator. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TRAINING DEVICES, *MAINTENANCE, *SIMULATORS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, HANDBOOKS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, SPECIFICATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, USER NEEDS, DATA ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE TRAINING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, HUMAN RESOURCES, LOGISTICS PLANNING, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE