Accession Number : ADA323292

Title :   A Pilot Field Trial to Collect Human Performance Data at Sea.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Hawton, Andrea M. ; Mack, Ian C.

PDF Url : ADA323292

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Current and future warships are highly automated and require crews to make accurate and consistent judgments under time pressure. Motion sickness is a constant threat to the operational effectiveness of naval vessels. Therefore, Canada has a strong interest in the design and construction of warships which can operate under various - and sometimes extreme - sea states, without a high level of motion sickness. Ship design has developed to the point where ship motion can be predicted in advance. Understanding of human response to ship motion has not advanced.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT), *MOTION SICKNESS, LESSONS LEARNED, THREATS, HUMANS, PILOTS, CANADA, SHIP MOTION, FIELD TESTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, TIME, CONSTRUCTION, RESPONSE, PRESSURE, NAVAL ARCHITECTURE, SEA STATES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE