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Air Force Human Resources Laboratory

Works: 770 works in 1,331 publications in 1 language and 29,708 library holdings
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Classifications: LB3060.65, 371.261
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Item generation for test development( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers topics such as: the psychometric and cognitive theory of item generation; construct-oriented approaches to item generation; implementation; and applications of item-generative principles
Artificial intelligence in maintenance by J. Jeffrey Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principal subdisciplines of AI (e.g., expert systems, problem solving, planning, and natural language understanding) are presented as well as the larger systems engineering issues. In a chapter devoted to automated systems for managing hardware failures, the components of the failure cycle (detection, diagnosis, and repair) are described in tandem with machine approaches and applicable AI methodology. In this report, effective improvement in military maintenance is viewed to be dependent not only on automated systems but also on the development of human resources and the organizational context of maintenance. Evidence and information are provided to support the recommendation that it is possible to build more effective and less costly automated diagnostic systems only if these systems exploit human problem-solving capabilities. Four hypothetical examples of advanced systems and a comparison of human vs. machine strengths and weaknesses as problem solvers are outlined. Five research and development recommendations for the use of AI in maintenance conclude that (1) there is a good match between the need for improved maintenance and the emerging science of AI, (2) AI research should be guided by a policy of integrated diagnostics, and (3) field evaluations of AI applications should focus on organizational impact as well as technical issues, (4) programs should be targeted at both fielded systems and systems under development, (5) basic research should investigate cooperative human-machine device diagnosis problem solving and the coordination of the specification- and symptom-based approaches
Prioritizing research and development projects of the Air Force Human Resources Laboratory by Herbert J Clark( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Training Systems For Maintenance (TRANSFORM) system overview by H. Barbara Sorensen( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document provides a brief description of the Training Systems for Maintenance (TRANSFORM) system. This system overview is directed toward management personnel that use the TRANSFORM software system. TRANSFORM was specifically designed for Air Force applications performed by the 3306 Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards AFB, CA. The TRANSFORM system functions are detailed, the hardware and software requirements are tested, and the data/data structures are explained. Keywords: Systems engineering approach, Instructional systems development, Logistics support analysis, Microcomputers. (kr)
Field-of-view assessment of low-level flight and an airdrop in the C-130 Weapon System Trainer (WST)( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this effort was to determine the requirement for the far peripheral windows and associated imagery for low-level navigation and airdrop tasks. Although these windows are available for use by the pilot and copilot, their inclusion was primarily for the navigator position. Currently, the navigator position is not included in the simulator training syllabus. If the imagery currently provided in the peripheral windows could be allocated to the remaining scene, the level of detail in the scene could be considerably enhanced. Previous research has shown that the enhanced scene content resulted in superior pilot performance. A within subjects design was used in which 12 experienced C-130 pilots performed four trials over two different routes under two field-of-view (FOV) conditions. Automated pilot performance measures and eye position data were collected. The pilot performance data showed no strong or consistent effects as a result of the FOV manipulations. However, the eye position data revealed an increased use of the front window and instruments, and a decreased use of the window to the left of the pilot in the limited-FOV condition. The conclusions of the study are that the peripheral windows may not be required for experienced pilots, but that their presence or absence results in different visual behaviors. It is recommended that a full FOV be provided when the training objectives include tasks that require a large amount of peripheral information. Keywords: Aircraft windows; Navigation; Human performance. (kt)
Effects of pyridostigmine bromide on A-10 pilots during execution of a simulated mission physiology( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the physiological results of an experiment that was conducted to determine the effects of pyridostigmine bromide (PB) (30 milligrams, three times per day) on pilot performance and physiology. Both sets of data were collected in an A-10 flight simulator with an Advanced Visual Technology System (AVTS). The subjects were 24 A-10 pilots who were trained on the following simulated tasks over three 55-minute sessions: takeoff, patterns, emergency procedure, and landing; air-to-air refueling; conventional low-angle strafing; and low-level ingress/RED FLAG. Next, during two test sessions, 48 hours apart, the pilots were tested using a double-blind procedure on the same tasks in a PB condition and in a placebo condition. In the two test sessions, 12 of the pilots wore the chemical defense ensemble (CDE) and the other 12 pilots wore standard flight gear (SFG). PB dosages led to reports of 27 symptoms among 12 (50%) of the pilots. Under the placebo condition, in contrast, only 5 (20%) of the pilots reported a total of 6 symptoms. Analyses of PB effects on physiological functions and on various biobehavioral measures showed suppression of heart rate and a tendency toward increased skin temperature. Besides increasing skin temperature, the CDE tended to increase heart rate, especially during the start of the session. Performance data will be discussed in a later report. Keywords: Chemical defense; Chemical defense gear; Chemical warfare; Combat simulation; Flight simulators; Pyridostigmine bromide; Preventive medicine; Antidotes
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) form P : test manual by Frances R Berger( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest form of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) Form P is the first AFOQT to be developed in two parallel forms, Forms P1 and P2. The AFOQT has been part of the selection process for officer commissioning programs and for specific programs such as pilot and navigator training since 1951. Forms P1 and P2 are organized into 16 subtests which form five composites: Pilot, Navigator-Technical, Academic Aptitude, Verbal, and Quantitative. The present report is a test manual for Form P. It describes the development of Form P; its continuity with Form O via common items and characteristics; statistical data for Forms P1 and P2, such as reliability, item difficulty, item discrimination, score characteristics, and norms; test validity derived from studies of other AFOQT forms; and considerations of administration, scoring, and interpretation. Sample questions and pertinent bibliographic references are included
Cost-based value models of Air Force experience( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research and development effort produced three models for potential use by Air Staff manpower and personnel planners in evaluating the cost and benefits of alternative enlisted and officer experience mixes. The models specify the costs of replacing key, trained personnel and valuing the future worth of services expected to be obtained from retaining such individuals in the Air Force. The first model, full investment cost, is cost-based model reflecting expenditures necessary to replace personnel using historically determined career progression patterns and cost data. The other two models, stochastic rewards valuation and expected net present value, are value models reflecting the future worth of individuals to the Air Force. The methodology used in developing each of the models is presented, along with their application to the jet engine mechanic and air traffic controller occupational specialties. Results show the models to be useful in analyzing compensation and force management policy issues. Keywords: Human capital; Human resources accounting; Labor economic models; Personnel force structure
Simulation of synthetic aperature radar I : feature density and accuracy requirements( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulations of ground mapping radar are generated from Defense Mapping Agency Digital Feature Analysis Data (DFAD) products which were developed to support real beam ground mapping radar. Criteria for inclusion of an object within a given level of DFAD are radar significance, height, and size. In general, Level 1 includes objects 100m and larger and Level 2 includes objects 30m and larger. A prototype DFAD incorporating features as small as 10m (Level X) was developed to support the higher resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR); however, the minimum data base requirements for simulating SAR have not been determined. The present report describes three studies conducted to determine these requirements. In the first study, B-1B and F-15E radar operators rated SAR simulations produced from Level 2 DFAD (30m) and Level X (10m), plus two experimental data bases with 15m and 20m capture criteria. Eighty-two percent of SAR-experienced subjects found the 15m data acceptable. Simulations produced from Level 2 depicted areas of high reflector density as a single feature with uniform brightness and were acceptable to only 18% of the subjects. A study of the Radar Scope Interpretation (RSI) cues used by B-1B Offensive Systems Officers (OSOs) found that roads and rivers were critical cues, whereas individual structures were used only in the immediate vicinity of the aimpoint
Pilot decision-making training by Thomas J Connolly( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effectiveness of a simulator-based approach to training pilot skills in risk assessment and decision making was evaluated in a sample fo pilots enrolled in a university aviation science program. Experimental group subjects received 4 hours of classroom instruction designed to enhance pilot judgement skills, followed by 4 hours of simulated cross-country flights during which several critical in-flight events occurred. Subjects in the control group received classroom instruction in basic instrument flying, followed by simulator sessions emphasizing instrument flight. Measures of pilot judgement were obtained on all subjects before and after the training, and subjects in the experimental judgement-trained group performed significantly better on the post-training simulation than did control group subjects. The findings suggest that significant gains in pilot decision-making skill can be obtained through the use of the judgement training materials along with simulator practice. The implications of these findings for Air Force undergraduate pilot training are discussed. Included as an appendix to this document is a prototype manual for pilot decision making. This manual is designed for use by Air Force student pilots as part of their regular training program. A specific plan for implementation is proposed. At a later date, similar advanced training materials may be developed for both simulator and in-flight use. Aircraft simulation, Instrument flight, Pilot decision making, Pilot training. (eg)
Automatic information processing and high performance skills : application to training( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Display characteristics of example light-valve projectors : final technical paper for period March 1987 - February 1989 by Celeste M Howard( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides quantitative data on performance characteristics of light valve projectors in simulator displays as well as in optimal laboratory conditions. Two types of light valve projectors are discussed: a single light- valve projector (also called Talaria) and a multiple light-valve projector. The data show that (a) these projectors do not achieve brightnesses above the mesopic level in large-screen simulator displays, (b) color output includes a 'dark-field haze' which must be dealt with like ambient illumination, and (c) light/dark ratios (L/D) above 5:1 are obtainable only when the light region is white or yellow-green. Keywords: Chromaticity; Contrast; Display systems; Flight simulation; Light modulators; Light-valve projector; Luminance; Mesopic vision; Modulation transfer function; Resolution; Optical properties
Annotated bibliography of Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) validity studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) diagnostic module redesign by Garth Cooke( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical paper summarizes the work performed to redesign and enhance the Integrated Maintenance Information System Diagnostic Module (IMIS-DM). The diagnostic module provides technical support to the maintenance technician by furnishing a wide range of capabilities assisting in the selection of an efficient sequence of maintenance tasks. One of the major outcomes of this effort was the redesign of the IMIS-DM using Object-Oriented (OO) rapid prototyping techniques to create a diagnostic module compatible with hierarchical data base concepts employed by the AFHRL Content Data Model (CDM). Another major outcome was the enhancement of the IMIS-DM assessment operations. The enhanced IMIS-DM now provides three modes of assessment (functional, physical, and degraded) whereas the previous version provided only the functional mode
Advanced on-the-job training system : system specification( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texture discrimination research using an IBM PC by George A Geri( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A menu-driven program is described that generates and displays fully textured (i.e., 8-bit gray scale) stimuli which have been used to study human texture perception. The stimuli are displayed on standard video monitors using commercial video-controller cards installed in an IBM PC/AT. The program implements both double random staircase and constant stimuli procedures for obtaining threshold discrimination data and also allow similarity-rating data to be collected. Data in each of these formats can be analyzed and plotted. The program also produces files containing stimulus specifications corresponding to any chosen number of superimposed sinusoids, generates the specified stimulus (with either a rectangular or gaussian window) using the data in those files, and performs a monitor gamma-correction via look-up tables. Keywords: Display hardware, Laboratory computer software, Visual research
Time-sharing ability as a predictor of flight training performance by Thomas R Carretta( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Task evaluation form : development procedures for non-equipment-oriented tasks by Ronnie Warm( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced simulator for pilot training : effects of collimation on accommodation and vergence by Herbert H Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microterminal/microfiche systems by Joseph P Lamos( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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