Accession Number : ADP001301

Title :   Training and Cost Effectiveness of Two Avionics Maintenance Training Simulators,


Personal Author(s) : Cicchinelli,Louis F. ; Harmon,Kenneth R.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Two studies were conducted to determine the relative training and cost effectiveness of two simulated versions of the F-111 Converter/Flight Control System maintenance test station as compared to the operational test station equipment. Study 1 was designed to assess classroom and field performance of students trained on the actual test station and those trained on the 6883 3-dimensional simulator. Further, the life cycle costs of using the two systems for training were compared. The results of Study 1 indicated that there were no significant differences in either classroom or field performance as a function of training equipment. However, the comparison of system costs indicated that actual equipment costs were approximately twice those of the 6883 3-dimensional simulator when calculated over a 15-year life cycle. Study 2 was designed to make similar performance and cost comparisons among the 3-dimensional simulator, a 2-dimensional simulator, and the operational test station equipment. The preliminary results of this study show that there were no significant differences in student performance as a function of the training device employed. The life cycle cost comparison among all three training devices is not yet complete.

Descriptors :   *Air Force training, *Maintenance, *Avionics, Cost effectiveness, Flight control systems, Flight simulators, Costs, Life cycle costs, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE