Accession Number : ADA019553

Title :   Development of a Prototype Human Resources Data Handbook for Systems Engineering: An Application to Fire Control Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 71-Jun 75,


Personal Author(s) : Reed,Lawrence E. ; Snyder,Melvin T. ; Baran,Harry A. ; Loy,Susan L. ; Curtin,James G.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 228

Abstract : The methods and problems encountered in the development of a prototype human resources data handbook are discussed. The goal of the research was to determine whether it was feasible to consolidate, in a single comprehensive handbook, human resources data applicable to system design and development. Selected for this purpose were data on the functions performed by the 32XXX avionics career field on the fire control system of nine Air Force Fighter Systems. This report discusses the methods used and the problems encountered during the development of the prototype handbook. This prototype handbook, presented in Appendix A, was designed for ease of use and was organized into three major data sections. Section I was reserved for data comparisons on system design, training, manpower, occupational tasks, maintenance procedures, etc. Included in Section II were data on past, current, and projected numbers of personnel, various skill levels, etc. Section III was reserved for technical information that could be generalized to a wide variety of problems. Included in this last section were data on the effects of task difficulty, error rates in performing maintenance activities, etc. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Human resources, *Aircraft fire control systems, *Handbooks, Systems engineering, Air Force personnel, Avionics, Jet fighters, Air Force training, Manpower, Maintenance personnel, Logistics support, Skills, Costs, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE