Accession Number : ADA314158

Title :   Field Test Plan: Electronic Collection Instrument (ECI) Field Trial and Beta Test.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 29 Jul 92-31 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC SEASIDE CA

Personal Author(s) : McIlroy, Bartholomew J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA314158

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The Army Research Institute is engaged in a research and development program sponsored by the Defense Institute for Training Resource Analysis (DITRA) designed to develop and test a prototype Performance Automated Measurement System (PAMS). The PAMS concept was derived from the requirement to improve the recording of field training data on the performance of soldiers, teams, and larger units by taking advantage of technological advances. PAMS was adopted by the U.S. Army in April 1993, and was subsequently renamed the Electronics Collection Instrument (ECI) for Army use. This report summarizes the field trials conducted to determine the software and hardware capabilities and functions of a prototype ECI. One goal of the field trials was to conduct a joint test of the ECI under field conditions. A second goal was to have a broad base of users test the ECI in a field environment. ACCESS field trials were performed to achieve those two objectives: First, to conduct the field trials with separate DoD services, was achieved. The second, to have a broad base of users test ACCESS in a field environment, was achieved.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *ARMY RESEARCH, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *PROTOTYPES, *DATA ACQUISITION, TEST AND EVALUATION, MEASUREMENT, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, INTERFACES, FIELD TESTS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, USER NEEDS, INSTRUMENTATION, ACCESS, RESOURCES, ARMY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

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