Accession Number : ADA316974

Title :   COACH: A Sample Training Application for the Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS).

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

Corporate Author : MEI TECHNOLOGY CORP SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Andrew S. ; Walsh, William J.

PDF Url : ADA316974

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : This report summarizes activities conducted during early phases of a research project to evaluate use of the Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) in aircraft maintenance training. Specifically, one IMIS component, the Portable Maintenance Aid (PMA), a job-aiding device used on the flightline, was studied to determine its potential application for training. Maintenance training embedded in the PMA can be useful if applied under the right conditions and circumstances, e.g., clearly distinguishing training from the real thing, and ensuring that simulated faults neither degrade weapon system performance nor personnel safety: In a formal school environment, IMIS provides the kind of diagnostic intelligence at-the-fingertip that can enable cognitive apprenticeship training to be effective. A demonstration program called COACH, a stand-alone application that can run on a PC or the PMA, was developed to illustrate how a training application could be implemented almost immediately on the PMA. Included in the appendix are sample screens that form a model for further development of an IMIS embedded training capability. Furthermore, the report describes how any training must interface with IMIS screens to make use of the inherent maintenance knowledge contained in IMIS.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, JOB TRAINING, FLIGHT TRAINING, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, APPRENTICESHIP, TROUBLESHOOTING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE