Title

Troubleshooting Simulations for Maintenance Training

Presenter Email

ksulliva@siu.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-4-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

3-4-2020 10:30 AM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Aviation Maintenance; Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality in Aviation Training

Keywords

aviation maintenance training, troubleshooting, simulations

Abstract

In the current industry environment, where aviation maintenance is facing an unprecedented workforce shortage, maintenance training programs should be looking towards new and innovative instructional strategies to attract more students to their programs. Technologies like simulations and augmented reality can be used to add value to or even supplement hands-on experiences that students are exposed to during training. Instructional methods such as these can also help to overcome obstacles like a lack of equipment or laboratory safety concerns. Specifically, troubleshooting practices can be drastically enhanced from the text-based charts and static images available in maintenance manuals using such technologies. Furthermore, with the recent allowance from the FAA for hybrid (online) delivery of maintenance training, these technologies can afford programs the ability to deliver effective training on hands-on skills, like troubleshooting, from a distance. This paper/presentation explores the design and use of an instructor developed simulation and augmented reality tool as applied to troubleshooting in aviation hydraulic systems.

Presenter Biography

Karen Jo Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aviation Technologies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She has earned a B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technologies from Central Missouri State University and an M.S. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Karen is currently ABD in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focus is on the development and use of learning systems design and technologies for aviation maintenance training within the FAR Part 147 guidelines. Karen is also a Director of the Aviation Technology Education Council and the editor of their journal. Prior to her 15 years in academia, Karen spent six years as a field mechanic on Bell 206 L-1's for Air Evac Lifeteam.

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Mar 4th, 9:00 AM Mar 4th, 10:30 AM

Troubleshooting Simulations for Maintenance Training

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

In the current industry environment, where aviation maintenance is facing an unprecedented workforce shortage, maintenance training programs should be looking towards new and innovative instructional strategies to attract more students to their programs. Technologies like simulations and augmented reality can be used to add value to or even supplement hands-on experiences that students are exposed to during training. Instructional methods such as these can also help to overcome obstacles like a lack of equipment or laboratory safety concerns. Specifically, troubleshooting practices can be drastically enhanced from the text-based charts and static images available in maintenance manuals using such technologies. Furthermore, with the recent allowance from the FAA for hybrid (online) delivery of maintenance training, these technologies can afford programs the ability to deliver effective training on hands-on skills, like troubleshooting, from a distance. This paper/presentation explores the design and use of an instructor developed simulation and augmented reality tool as applied to troubleshooting in aviation hydraulic systems.