Accession Number : AD0777725

Title :   CNO Pilot Program for Reduced Bridge Manning, Manpower/Equipment Integration, and Procedural Development,


Personal Author(s) : Edmondo,Peter M. ; Hall,Charles C. ; Schwartz,Melvin A. ; Gullickson,Greg

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : Human engineering time/motion studies, using a full-scale bridge mock-up, were undertaken to develop and assess alternative manning, procedural, and equipment configurations for ship bridges. Also these studies were conducted to determine if static mock-up time/motion studies could assist ship bridge designers. A full-scale mock-up of a DE 1052 bridge was exercised to demonstrate: An improved configuration of bridge equipment, procedures, and manning; and the feasibility of operating a DE 1052 class escort destroyer bridge watch with three men (officer of the deck, quartermaster of the watch, and helmsman), aided by augmented equipment (bell logger, autopilot, and tape recorders) and modified procedures. Results of the time/motion studies show that, by adding certain equipment augmentation and by modifying procedures, the performance of a reduced manned bridge can be improved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Time studies, *Manpower, *Bridges, *Shipboard, Models, Naval personnel, Automation, Man machine systems, Human factors engineering

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE