Accession Number : ADD015164

Title :   Process Which Aids in the Laying Out of Locations of Personnel and Equipments in Functional Organizations, Including Features of Special Applicability Where a Capability for Handling an Unlimited Number of Personnel/Equipments Data Items is Desired.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Aug 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien, Franics J

Report Date : 30 Aug 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A process which is of aid in the laying out of locations of personnel and equipments in functional organizations of special applicability where a capability for handling an unlimited number of personnel/equipment data item is desired, and the personnel and equipment can be represented as density units in rectangular or square lattices. The relationship among objects in a particular space can be accurately determined to minimize crowding. The method has utility in laying out military attack center items of equipments being operating upon by center personnel, for purposes of enhancing man-machine interfaces throughout the attack center. The method of the invention may be used alone or in combination with other techniques such as multidimensional scaling (MDS) to improve the accuracy of such other techniques.

Descriptors :   ACCURACY, ATTACK, DENSITY, INTERFACES, INVENTIONS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONNEL, POSITION(LOCATION), SCALING FACTOR

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE