Accession Number : ADA305017

Title :   Human Systems Technology Area Plan FY96.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIEL COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

PDF Url : ADA305017

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : As stated by the Chief of Staff, the mission of the Air Force laboratories is 'to ensure technology preeminence of United States air and space forces.' The Armstrong Laboratory is the provider-of-choice to meet the Air Force users' needs for human systems science and technology. Our guiding principle is that there are no 'unmanned systems' in Air Force operations. The laboratory is unique in the Department of Defense, bringing together in one organization the physical, biomedical, behavioral science and engineering disciplines, and specialized research facilities required to address all aspects of the human role in Air Force combat operations. The scope of the Armstrong Laboratory research and technology programs includes personnel selection and classification, computer based training technology for both air and ground crews, personal protection concepts and criteria, crew performance erthancement in sustained operations, occupational risk assessment, and environmental characterization and remediation technology development. Five major trends are likely to impact Air Force operations over the next decade: A highly mobile, deployed, tactical force relying on the composite wing concept; Short-notice, long-duration strategic mission execution from a CONUS-based combination of regular and reserve forces; New warfighting strategies focusing on regional threats and crisis response; Increased high-technology weaponry coupled with the need for the human operator to successfully cope with the information-rich characteristics of high intensity conflict; The continued importance of weapon system affordability and protection of the environment. The Armstrong Laboratory, as the prime developer of human systems technology, has the opportunity and skills necessary to assure that Air Force personnel are properly selected, trained, equipped, and protected to cope with these trend

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, WEAPONS, MILITARY RESERVES, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, LABORATORY TESTS, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, IMPACT, THREATS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), INTENSITY, RESEARCH FACILITIES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ENGINEERING, RESPONSE, AERIAL WARFARE, CREWS, UNMANNED, USER NEEDS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, PERSONNEL SELECTION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, GROUND CREWS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

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