Accession Number : ADA314661

Title :   Personnel Performance Workload Modeling for a Reduced Manned Bridge: Lessons Learned.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Gregory W.

PDF Url : ADA314661

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Declining budgets and decreased military personnel strength have provided major reasons for reducing shipboard personnel. The specific objective of this project was to develop a 'proof-of-concept' for assessing performance workload levels of operational shipboard personnel to be used in the rapid prototyping of ship designs for reducing shipboard manning levels. A review of shipboard reduced manning efforts and development of the 'Entering San Diego Harbor' scenario are described. Personnel performance workload models, using this scenario, were developed and exercised for this project. The lessons learned in developing this scenario and moment-to-moment fluctuations in workload data are described for three bridge crew configurations. Three appendices describe a review of human performance models, additional literature related to personnel assessment technologies and personnel costs models, and the bridge team functions and tasks used in the nine member bridge team workload model. This effort showed that personnel performance workload levels can be measured under current and reduced manning levels, either with or without automated equipment Workload modeling would provide valuable information to assess current and reduced manning configurations, and operational exercises readiness. Workload modeling could contribute to the objective evaluation of automated equipment implementation and crew member reduction.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *LESSONS LEARNED, *BUDGETS, *WORKLOAD, *OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), SCENARIOS, FUNCTIONS, AUTOMATION, MODELS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEAMS(PERSONNEL), REDUCTION, COSTS, MANPOWER, CONFIGURATIONS, CREWS, SHIP PERSONNEL, STRENGTH(GENERAL), PERSONNEL, HARBORS, MANNED, BRIDGES, SAN DIEGO BAY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE