Accession Number : ADA183791

Title :   TIMS (Training Information Management System). Phase 2. Volume 5.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : PERCEPTRONICS INC WOODLAND HILLS CA

PDF Url : ADA183791

Report Date : 05 May 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The purpose of the TIMS program (Phases I and II) was to design, develop, and evaluate a prototype Training Information Management System (TIMS) containing two major subsystems: (1) the Electronic Clipboard Subsystem (ECS), a hand-held device which contains and displays performance evaluation checklists and other associated information to allow training evaluators to record the success or failure of soldiers in meeting the standards of performance for selected tasks: (2) the Training Base Station (TBS), which maintains multiple checklist databases, transfers data to/from the ECS, and generates summaries of training performance. The goal of both program phases was to rapidly produce prototype systems that could be touched, handled, and kicked so that early and efficient hands-on evaluation of the device by the user community would be possible. The result of Phase I was a Brassboard ECS and prototype (VAX 11/70-based) TBS. During Phase II, twenty ECS field units and an updated (IBM PC-based) TBS were produced and field tested at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MANAGEMENT TRAINING, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, ARMY PERSONNEL, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, EFFICIENCY, FAILURE, HAND HELD, KENTUCKY, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MILITARY FACILITIES, PERFORMANCE TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PHASE, PROTOTYPES, RADIO STATIONS, STANDARDS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRAINING, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE