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Air Force Human Resources Laboratory

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Item generation for test development( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,322 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
Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) form P : test manual by Frances R Berger( )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial intelligence in maintenance by J. J Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 204 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
Automatic information processing and high performance skills : acquisition, transfer, and retention( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Object-oriented Integrated Maintenance Information System (IMIS) diagnostic module development by Garth Cooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical report describes Research and Development efforts to redesign and enhance the Integrated Maintenance Information System Diagnostic Module (MIS-DM). The diagnostic module, redesigned in Smalltalk/V and utilizing information from the Content Data Model (CDM), provides technical support to the maintenance technician by furnishing a wide range of capabilities to assist in the selection of an efficient sequence of maintenance tasks. Object-Oriented (OO) rapid prototyping techniques were used to create a diagnostic module compatible with hierarchical data base concepts employed by the CDM. The enhanced IMIS diagnostic module now provides three modes of assessment (functional, physical, and degraded) whereas the previous version provided only the functional mode. Other IMIS diagnostic module enhancements further expanded diagnostic capabilities with the implementation of algorithms to provide an access group option, 'But Not' data entry, presentation of test results, and a revised critically function
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 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Training Systems For Maintenance (TRANSFORM) system overview by H. B 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 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 144 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
Task evaluation form : development procedures for non-equipment-oriented tasks by Ronnie Warm( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cost-based value models of Air Force experience( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulation of synthetic aperature radar I : feature density and accuracy requirements( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance measurement requirements for tactical aircrew training by Wayne L Waag( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) by John R Welsh( 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

Instructional Support System (ISS) : upgrading the Vax prototype and development of the Zenith-248 micro-based ISS by Barbara J Eaton( Book )

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

Interview testing as a work sample measure of job proficiency by Jerry W Hedge( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of criteria to measure individual proficiency is a necessary prerequisite for most personnel decisions. As part of the Air Force's Job Performance Measurement project, performance measures were developed and administered to more than 1400 enlisted airmen across eight Air Force specialties (AFSs). Included in these measures were two work sample tests (i.e., hands-on, interview), four rating forms of varying specificity, and job knowledge tests. The current research effort centers on Interview Testing as an alternative to the more costly and time-consuming Hands-on Testing. Data analyses revealed that correlations between the two work sample tests ranged from moderate (.46) to high (.84) across the eight AFSs. Also, the patterns of relationships between each work sample test and the series of related measures were quite similar. These results suggest that the interview approach of this approach for performance measurement, validation of selection/classification procedures. evaluating training programs, and identifying training deficiencies. (Author) (emk)
Pilot decision-making training by Thomas J Connolly( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 85 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)
An Empirical system for assessing the impact of aptitude requirement adjustments on Air Force initial skills training( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multivariate modeling approach was developed to assess the impact of changes in aptitude requirement minimums on U.S. Air Force technical training outcomes. Initially, interviews were conducted with technical training personnel to identify significant student inputs, course content, and training outcome variables. Measures of these variables were formulated on the basis of personnel records and routinely available training documents, and data were assembled for over 5,000 trainees in 39 initial-skills courses at five Air Force bases. A cross-validation sample consisted of about 1,000 trainees in nine courses. Using formal path analysis (lisrel v computer program), an empirical model of the training process was developed. Although aptitude was one of the best predictors of the quality of student performance, it interacted with a variety of other student input and course content variables in determining training outcomes. Course content variables tended to be defined by course subject-matter difficulty, occupational difficulty, and manpower requirements. Counseling mediated the relationship between training performance and distal training outcomes such as retraining time and student elimination. Appendices present sample interview questions, an Air Force policy document on student measurement (with reporting forms), and tables of input statistics and path analysis results. (Lpg)
Training decisions system : development of the resource cost subsystem by Frederick H Rueter( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the research and development activities undertaken to develop and implement the Resource Cost Subsystem (RCS) of the Training Decisions system (TDS). The TDS is a computer-assisted decision aid to be used in planning the what (training content), the where (technical school, Field Training Detachment (FTD), on-the-job training (OJT)), and the when (at which point in an airman's career) of Air Force training. The TDS incorporates optimization strategies to allow training managers to ask 'what if' questions related to current and possible future policy changes within the air Force training environment. The report provides a brief conceptual overview of the interrelationships between the RCS and the three other major subsystems which compose the present TDS. The report highlights the novel approach undertaken and explicates the econometric and mathematical assumptions underlying the development of the model within this subsystem, including the cost analysis and capacity estimation capabilities which have been built into the RCS. These capabilities include methods for identifying training resource requirements, highlighting constraints that impede the provision of training at representative Air force sites, and calculating variable costs for the provision of training for various training settings at representative sites. This report also summarizes data sources identified and the data collection activities performed and provides sample data collection instruments developed to obtain information for the RCS
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