Accession Number : ADA320909

Title :   Air Warrior Baseline Evaluation, Volume I, Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 95-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Wright, Robert H. ; Hanson, Rande R. ; Couch, Michael E.

PDF Url : ADA320909

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Air Warrior is a U.S. Army program that has been initiated to improve the fighting capabilities of helicopter crews in contaminated combat environments. The Air Warrior baseline simulations were conducted to identify and quantify the effects on aircrew mission and task performance of wearing the current MOPP IV protective and survival ensemble. Differences in performance and workload between the MOPP IV ensemble and normal flying gear were obtained for AH-64 crews flying night missions and performing a set of daylight maneuvers and tasks. The MOPP IV ensemble was found to cause major increases in workload and reduce performance on numerous aircrew tasks. Specific effects of the MOPP IV ensemble on aircrew discomfort, pain, and task performance were obtained through detailed debriefings.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *FLIGHT CREWS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *SURVIVAL(GENERAL), *HELICOPTERS, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *COLLECTIVE PROTECTION, TEST AND EVALUATION, ENVIRONMENTS, SKILLS, ARMY PERSONNEL, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MISSIONS, MANEUVERS, CONTAMINATION, WORKLOAD, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, FLIGHT SIMULATION, NIGHT FLIGHT, DAYLIGHT.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Safety Engineering
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE