Default Opening Window. Note the TAB selections for opening different features. The dark blue bar on left indicates that AVSAPRO can retrieve or file in any program  loaded to your PC. The grey bar (left lower) indicates where files may be placed, individually, or batched per client.

Click on Folder in Dark Blue bar and any recorded files will appear in the RHS in a new Yellow panel.
ie Click on Sample and dummy recording opens in Yellow panel. The Sample recording has been scored and displays it Stress Value (SV : 57,73) in the DI Column. SV <70 are regarded as NDI.

Note the Green Font: Average DI. When 2 or more tests are displayed for one subject, the individual chart scores are ticked to provide an Exam Average. Average score < 70 is reported as NDI

Click mouse pointer on the Sample_Test in the yellow pane and the Display window will automatically open, to display that test chart. ( Yes / No Answers to questions asked ) In this frame,  the subject response “NO” is captured, displaying its SV of 85 in the yellow block.
The red block displays time duration of response in 100ths of second.

The numbers 22,2 represent the elapsed time since recording commenced.
Note: The examiner has selected a scoring protocol to match the question protocol in drop down menu
Assign Protoc: In this case; AVZOC Standard : AV – ZOC = Zone Of Control

Recording Tab . Click on Recording tab to open this window. Note all Fields are BLANK for starters.
Note: A thin green line indicates that program is Not Recording.

The red numeral will indicate elapsed time since recording started. A minimum of 10 secs recording is required to create a file. Note the target recording Directory fileds…where the examiner must select where he chooses to locate the recorded tests. Please take your time on this screenshot to peruse and memorise the various function buttons

Examiner must first create a Question Protocol. In this case, an AVZOC_STANDARD.
Click on Tab : Protocols to open the window below.

Click on ‘Select A Protocol’ and the Quest Folder opens to provide a selection of default question templates. The user may create any templates and save them in Quest, or anywhere in PC. It is recommended to call up a template, then re-save it under a different name in order to preserve the default templates.

Select AVZOC_STANDARD and click open. A 12 Question ZOC protocol is displayed, in First Chart order. The colour bars match the questions. Blue = IR / Green = Control / Red = Relevant / Purple = Sacrifice Rel AVSAPRO will auto rotate the REL Q’s from chart to chart. The examiner must now create questions to suit the test issue.

Click on a question under the heading ‘Questions’. A new screen will open, where the examiner can change / edit questions and then save them into the protocol.

Once all the questions have been suitably amended, the examiner must Rename the protocol, in order to preserve the template, and in order to use the created questions in the tests to be run. In this case, we have renamed the AVZOC_STANDARD……..to  AVZOC_AIRPORT

We now progress to the Recording tab and select the question protocol: AVZOC_AIRPORT:

Next, we click on Client in the recording directory, as it is our intention to create client name, where in we will file (save) the tests we intend to run for the particular client (Airport)

Enter the name AIRPORT in the Client field and click on Validate.
Note that the recording directory has changed:
It now reads C:\AVSA_1_8\Clients\AIRPORT
This confirms that the directory has been created and that the subjects names entered will be saved in the directory: AIRPORT


Now I have entered the Examinee (Subject)name:  Mr AA Pilot. The name must be entered in the following format: Pilot_AA. Do not enter numerals in this field. Once entered, click on Validate. Thereafter you note that the recording directory has extended. It now reads:
AVSAPRO will enter the Date, Time and sequence number on each test ( recorded chart) for each subject.

You are now ready to commence with the test, having reviewed the questions and instructing the subject to answer after the audible beep that follows your question – and not before - !!!
Click on Start Protocol and a few operations commence. You will notice that the green line changes to Yellow..indicating that the program is now in record mode. The colour blocks for the 3 required charts appear and the first Question for Chart 1 appears in the Dark Grey field.
You ask the question…it is one of the questions you created earlier. It is designed to elicit the Response “Yes”

Once you have finished reading out the question, immediately after the word ‘Thursday’ ( whichever is the last word ) you press the Enter key on your keyboard Once. The Green filed adjacent to ‘Press enter’ command field
briefly changes to yellow – this is the Onset Delay phase. After 1,5 seconds, your pc will emit an audible Beep,
and the Yellow field changes to Red. The subject’s audible response is captured in this phase. When the subject has completed his answer, you press the Enter key again, Once.

Thereafter, the Red block reverts to Green and simultaneously the next question appears, waiting to be asked.
The same process is followed.
Ask – press Enter at end of question – wait for beep(yellow phase) – Red phase..captures answer – press Enter.
Repeat this sequence for each question until  all 12 questions have been asked and answered.
After question 12, the program will process the required responses (takes 2-3 seconds) and thereafter a window will display to indicate that Chart 2 may commence. A separate window will open which displays The SV’s for each question and produces a result for the test, in this case 67,7. Note the report is named DI.  (SV of <70 is NDI)

The two information windows are closed and the examination commences , chart 2 and then chart 3.
Note: After closing of information windows, the SV score is located adjacent to tick boxes at bottom
of AVSAPRO window. The DI Average SV will change after each successive chart, as the addition of chart scores will naturally alter the average thereof.

Three Charts have been run. The scores for charts 1,2,3 are displayed and the average exam score is displayed.
In this case: 48,53 (NDI). An information window pops open ‘Test Completed’

The test should be saved by clicking on SAVE REPORT directly under the colour array / bars

Click on Save Report and a Window opens , from where the examiner must choose the AVSAPRO from the drop down menu.

Double click on Clients to produce the sub folders. There you will see the client folder you created, named AIRPORT.

Double click on AIRPORT to produce all the names (subjects ) already saved under AIRPORT. In this case there is only ONE………..namely Pilot_AA
Double click on Pilot_AA and his three tests recorded will display.
Click on SAVE, to save them under C:\AVSAPRO\Clients\AIRPORT\Pilot_AA

Go To Main Tabs and Click on ‘Select WAV Files’
Double click Clients
AIRPORT will appear
Double click AIRPORT
Pilot_AA will appear
Double click Pilot_AA
The three recorded tests and their test SV’s will appear in the right side yellow panels.

Tick the DI boxes to display the previously calculated total Examination Score, Adjacent to the Green Font
Average DI:  47,20 in this case. (The result to provide is NDI as the score is <70)
NB: Test results will vary marginally in dummy examples, as pre-recorded sounds were utilised.


Open AVSAPRO from the desktop icon. Select tab ‘Recording’ and it displays blank by default.

Click on ‘ Reload Report’ . An information window opens to display the saved tests. Using the drop down menu, select AVSAPRO, Clients, AIRPORT, Pilot_AA.  Highlight the subject desired (Pilot_AA) with left click.
Click on OPEN and the previously recorded test data  for Pilot_AA will appear.

To view the actual recordings of a test. Select the recording from ‘Select WAV Files’ tab, and click on subject name and the chart number desired. In this case, we have selected Piolt_AA.003.wav ( the third and last chart) at position of Answer nr 4, which also displays the tabbed number in green block ( A4).
The Spectrograph in the lower field has filled the vertical space by more than 2/3rds, indicating that the input microphone volume was too high. The spectrograph should optimally fill the recording bar by 2/3rds.
The examiner should always check his mic input settings at the start of use each day.

Correct microphone setting will produce Spectrographs as produced below. Ie Not more than 2/3rds in vertical height.
This example illustrates correct input volume. The graphs displayed are compressed 2x
Next page will illustrate same graphs / window,  using higher compression (6x)

Same graphs as above are displayed using 6x compression:

To Print an Examination Report, Click on ‘Print Report’ while in the subjects data, displayed in Recording window
or Recall Report and then click Print Report. Report displays the questions and the relevant SV’s to each question.