Accession Number : AD0769693

Title :   Human Factors Aspects in a Level IV Vessel Traffic System Operations Center.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Cowan,Michael Francis

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The paper reports on an investigation of human factors in U.S. Coast Guard operated vessel traffic system operations center in general and the San Francisco center in particular. Research involved in preparation of the thesis was accomplished by measurement, observation, job analysis by operational personnel, and review of applicable human factors literature. These research steps resulted in a description of the operating system, task capability requirements, task-induced-demand analysis and comparison of the physical environment with published literature. Human factors aspects of the system having probable or possible detrimental effects on system effectiveness are pointed out, and quantified where possible. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Water traffic, *Systems engineering), (*Coast guard research, *Human factors engineering), San Francisco Bay, Requirements, Job analysis, Control, Information systems, Information processing, Environments, Man machine systems, Theses

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE