Accession Number : AD0642736

Title :   THE HUMAN FACTOR IN THE DESIGN AND LAYOUT OF SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT: ANALYSIS OF EQUIPMENT RATINGS AND PROPOSED LAYOUT OF SUBMARINE ATTACK CENTER.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. no. 8,

Corporate Author : PSYCHOLOGICAL CORP NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Channell,Ralph C. ; Tolcott,Martin A.

Report Date : 07 NOV 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : As part of the project to determine the optimal arrangement of equipment in the attack center of the newly designed submarine, officers were requested to rank various pieces of equipment in order of importance to them during the approach and attack phases of a submerged attack. These rankings were made from the points of view of four different officers: Attack Officers, Fire Control Officers, Analyzer Operators and Position Keeper Operators. On the basis of the obtained rankings a preliminary plan was developed for arranging the equipment to suit the requirements of these officers. It is recognized that compromises will be necessary due to certain engineering requirements. The location of some gear was already determined in accordance with these requirements, and the placement of other gear may be affected by the previous installation of cables, pipes, beams, etc. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUBMARINES, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL, UNDERSEA WARFARE

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE