Accession Number : ADA130679

Title :   Methodology Investigation. Human Factors Jungle Test Area Relocation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 80-Sep 81,

Corporate Author : ARMY TROPIC TEST CENTER APO MIAMI 34004

Personal Author(s) : Elliott,Maxwell C ; Hay,Lloyd S

PDF Url : ADA130679

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The implementation of the Panama Canal Treaty (1 October 1979) necessitated the relocation of the US Army Tropic Test Center (USATTC) Gamboa A-1 test area. The relocation effort involved site selection, preparation, and a conceptual validation of the USATTC Human Factors Jungle Test Area (HFJTA). The HFJTA is composed of several independent test sites--the manpack portability course, the land navigation site, the sound localization site, the target detection site, and the rifle marksmanship site. The relocation task was completed and recommendations were for future efforts to focus on automating data acquisition and analysis, upgrading safety procedures, and revising appropriate test operation procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tropical tests, *Human factors engineering, *Test facilities, *Army facilities, Jungles, Sites, Selection, Preparation, Validation, Army research, Relocation

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE