Accession Number : ADA321235

Title :   Human Factors Engineering Assessment of the Mini-Flail System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Burcham, Patricia M.

PDF Url : ADA321235

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A human factors engineering (HFE) assessment was conducted on the mini-flail system whose basic mission is to neutralize anti-personnel hazards. The assessment revealed numerous HFE design problem areas. Recommendations for design modifications to fulfill the military standard requirements are discussed. The Soldier Systems Control Branch (SSCB), Human Research & Engineering Directorate (HRED) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory was tasked by the Office of Special Technology, Fort Washington, Maryland, to conduct a human factors engineering (HFE) assessment of the mini-flail system. The HFE assessment was conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, from 5 through 7 September 1995. A thorough HFE assessment was not possible because of limited item availability. ARL devoted much of the allotted time to labeling the system and developing a training video before its release to U.S. troops in Bosnia.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MARYLAND, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ARMY RESEARCH, HAZARDS, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, MILITARY STANDARDS, MILITARY VEHICLES, AVAILABILITY, MISSIONS, VIDEO SIGNALS, REMOTE DETECTION, ANTIPERSONNEL AMMUNITION, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE