Accession Number : ADA330776

Title :   Human Factors Integration: Cost and Performance Benefits on Army Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HUGHES TRAINING INC FALLS CHURCH VA LINK OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Booher, Harold R.

PDF Url : ADA330776

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This report documents and, to the degree possible, quantifies the benefits of human factors integration (HFI) effort to selected Army programs. Four Army weapon systems were identified for documenting HFI lessons learned and quantitative benefits. These systems are two aviation systems, Comanche and Apache; one nuclear, biological, chemical (NBC) reconnaissance vehicle, Fox; and the Army's advanced howitzer program, Crusader. The Comanche aircraft provides the most comprehensive lessons learned for HFI, based on its application of the Army's manpower and personnel integration (MANPRINT) program from its inception. The Apache helicopter provides some quantitative examples of benefits from HFI applications on design and development of changes to a system already in the Army inventory. The Fox reconnaissance vehicle (XM93E1 NBC) demonstrates quantitative benefits and lessons learned from HFI applications on a non-major system. The Crusader was chosen because it illustrates the critical role played by HFI technologies in conducting realistic battlefield scenarios in war games. Attention is given to the effects of HFI in five major areas: (1) The acquisition process; (2) System design and development; (3) Operational performance and testing; (4) Cost avoidance, and (5) Safety benefits.

Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *BENEFITS, SCENARIOS, AIRCRAFT, ACQUISITION, ARMY PERSONNEL, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AERONAUTICS, COSTS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, MANPOWER, HELICOPTERS, INTEGRATION, SAFETY, INVENTORY, WAR GAMES, VEHICLES, AVOIDANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, HOWITZERS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE