Accession Number : AD0843465

Title :   Human Factors Problems in Land Combat Missile Systems-Preliminary Analysis and Prognosis,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL ARM Y HIGH ENERGY LASER DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Rappoport, Emilie N. ; Chaikin, Gerald

Report Date : 11 JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 270

Abstract : This is a preliminary survey of human factors engineering problems common in current Army weapon systems. The scope of the investigation includes direct and indirect fire missile systems for both surface-to-surface and air-to-surface applications. The problem areas are analyzed from the standpoint of remedial action, including equipment modification, concept changes, potential benefits of human operator selection and training, and anticipated advances in the state of the art by the mid-1980's. The format for presenting the information includes a description of the problem, its current impact on system effectiveness, and possible alternative methods of alleviating the problem by the 1980's. The general conclusion of the study is that advances in equipment design technology are more likely to solve current human factors problems (and create others) than are changes in human capabilities and limitations in the near future. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), (*FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, NOISE, TRACKED VEHICLES, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, PLANNING, ARMY TRAINING, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, GUIDANCE, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), TARGETS, DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE