Mission Capabilities—Based Testing for Maintenance Trainers: Ensuring Trainers Support Human Performance

  • Alma M. SorensenEmail author
  • Mark E. Morris
  • Pedro Geliga
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 499)


Historically, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Training Device (TD) testing emphasized meeting performance specification with an insignificant level of attention paid towards mission capabilities-based requirements. Recent research focusing on effectiveness and efficiency of UAS TDs in supporting learning of critical skills has brought mission capabilities-based requirements testing to the forefront. This paper provides a review of the process and results of the MQ-8B Fire Scout Avionics Maintenance Trainer (AMT) MCT event. The Fire Scout AMT MCT event produced qualitative and quantitative data associated with the AMT’s ability to support teaching of tasks/Learning Objectives (LOs) specific to maintenance. The multi-competency test team collected two types of data; one type measuring the capability of TD to provide critical attributes to support each task/LO and the other measuring the capability of TD to facilitate task/LO completion.


Training Training devices Mission capabilities Maintenance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alma M. Sorensen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mark E. Morris
    • 1
  • Pedro Geliga
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)OrlandoUSA

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