Accession Number : ADA181635

Title :   Comparison of P-3C Acoustic Processing Capability with Acoustic Operator Capability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Arnold,Ronald R , II

PDF Url : ADA181635

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : This thesis sought to determine if the requirements for operation of the acoustic processing equipment now installed aboard P-3C aircraft is too complex for the acoustic operators, given their current amount of training. This was accomplished by using a test scenario designed to test for all of the skills and knowledge required by acoustic operator in the performance of his duties during the passive portion of the prosecution of a target. The results seem to suggest that the students that successfully complete the P-3C 'Antisubmarine Warfare Operator' rating training pipeline are acquiring an acceptable level of operator capability. In addition, this study seems to suggest that fleet operators who are recognized in fleet squadrons as master journeyman, are operating their ASW acoustic processing equipment to its fullest capability and without apparent operator deficiencies. Keywords: Patrol aircraft.

Descriptors :   *SONAR PERSONNEL, ACOUSTIC EQUIPMENT, ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, DEFICIENCIES, FLEETS(SHIPS), OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), PATROL AIRCRAFT, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SKILLS, SQUADRONS, STUDENTS, THESES, TRAINING, PERFORMANCE TESTS, FLIGHT CREWS, SPECIALISTS, NAVAL TRAINING, SUBMARINE DETECTION, TARGET CLASSIFICATION

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE