Accession Number : AD0716532

Title :   Capabilities of Operators as Divers vs Submersible Manipulator Controllers in Undersea Tasks,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Pesch,Alan J. ; Hill,Robert G. ; Klepser,William F. , Jr

Report Date : 15 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The major objective of the research program was to analyze, empirically evaluate, and quantify the capabilities of the human operator to perform applied undersea work tasks as a diver, in comparison to his role as the operator of a manipulator-equipped small submersible. Experimental data was collected utilizing a small submersible mockup with an actual viewport looking into a water-filled tank in which a manipulator and task were located. The experiment consisted of typical applied salvage tasks such as sample collecting, rigging and hooking, valve turning, connecting and disconnecting a Hansen quick disconnect, drilling, tapping, threading, and unbolting. Performance measures were taken for each of the tasks and the behavioral segments within the tasks. The work systems under study included divers and various manipulator control systems (joystick, variable rate; joystick, fixed rate; and pushbutton, fixed rate). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCUBA DIVERS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, AUTOMATION), (*SALVAGE, EFFECTIVENESS), COST EFFECTIVENESS, TIME, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TEST METHODS, SIMULATION, AIR, UNDERWATER, REMOTE CONTROL, HANDS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE