DRDO develops new computerized system for selection of better pilots for Air Force

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation has developed a state-of-the-art Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) for selection of better pilots for the Air Force.

The Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore and the Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) with the active participation of four private sector Indian firms, has developed the hardware for the system at the cost of RS 25 crore. The project was conceptualised in 1998 and was ready by 2004.

However, it took six more years to make it ready for the Indian Air Force's use.

The CPSS will take care of change in technology, aircraft system, pilot's role and cognitive architecture. The new system will reduce the training cost of a pilot considerably.

The new system will be available for selection of pilots at Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi.

An agreement was in this regard was signed between the IAF and DRDO for series production of CPSS in New Delhi today.

The CPSS is a state-of-the-art embedded micro controller based pilot selection system, with built in security features that comprehensively evaluates the qualities required by the pilots including cognitive psychomotor skills.

The system captures accurate, reliable and high-speed data relating to the skills of "a candidate" appearing for pilot selection. It has been designed with built-in diagnostic facilities for ease of maintenance.

The tests comprehensively evaluate the qualities required for the military pilot such as psychomotor skills, information processing skills (speed and accuracy), coordination, visualization, time-sharing, etc. by subjecting the candidate to perform concurrent multiple tasks. (ANI)

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