Accession Number : AD0717620

Title :   Development of a Ship Simulation Model for Application to Personnel Research Problems. Volume I. Discussion.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SERENDIPITY INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Larry A. ; Spencer,Glenn J. , Jr. ; Brooks,Fred A. , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : A digital simulation model of the DDG-2 class ship was developed for the purpose of conducting research on personnel-related factors and their relationships to total ship readiness and effectiveness measures. This report describes the results of reprogramming the model to incorporate refinements in several simulated functions (such as in the manner of assigning individual rates/ratings/NECs to equipment maintenance, facilities maintenance, support, and administrative jobs), and the results of a training program in which Navy personnel analysts achieved a capability to develop, utilize, and modify input data, model program, and output data. Volume 1 describes the concepts applied in developing the model, discusses considerations regarding application to various type ships, and presents results of using the model to compare ship baseline manning with data from the Ship's Manning Document and to compare baseline manning with a hypothetical 'reduced manning' complement. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)), (*MANPOWER, SHIPS), NAVAL PERSONNEL, MAINTENANCE, JOB ANALYSIS, NAVAL TRAINING, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CLASSIFICATION, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, AUTOMATION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE