Accession Number : ADP003467

Title :   Cost Analysis of Proposed Training Devices for DSWS (Division Support Weapon System) Operator Course,

Corporate Author : DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Guptill,R. V.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This paper reports on a preliminary training development study (TDS) of the proposed training devices for the operator course of the Division Support Weapons System. Training device requirements for this system are being determined during the earliest stages of the Life Cycle System Management Model (LCSMM). The study overcame the lack of data needed for training device decision-making by building upon the comparability analysis techniques embodied in previous applications of the HARDMAN methodology to the Division Support Weapon System. The results of this study suggested that device-based courses would be substantially less costly than equipment-based courses. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cost analysis, *Training devices, Operators(Personnel), Weapon systems, Howitzers, Logistics support, Military requirements, Life cycles, Systems management, Models, Decision making, Comparison, Systems analysis, Methodology, User needs, Human factors engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE