Accession Number : AD0699173

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS FUNCTION ALLOCATION METHODOLOGY (HEFAM).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1968-1969,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Connelly,Marilee N. ; Willis,Joe E.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The study was conducted in an attempt to meet the Navy's need for improved methods of assigning functions to men, machines, or man/machine combinations in new systems under development. Rapid development of Navy technology has increased the opportunity to automate functions and tasks traditionally performed by humans. Although system reliability is often increased by automation, the cost is frequently also increased. Faced with definite mission requirements and limited financial resources, the Navy must select those function allocation alternatives which optimize cost/effectiveness during the lifetime of the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), OPTIMIZATION), NAVAL RESEARCH, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, AUTOMATION, REVIEWS, DATA PROCESSING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FACTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE