Accession Number : ADP001319

Title :   Soldier/Machine Interface Evaluation of Army Developmental Systems,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Geddie,James C.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : With operations and maintenance costs absorbing more than 80% of the total life cycle cost of a typical Army system, there is increased emphasis on an effective 'soldier/machine' interface. The notion of soldier/machine system is contrasted with that of 'hardware system' along with implications for testing. The three categories of data -- human engineering measurements, user acceptance/opinion data, and human performance data -- are discussed with a description of collection methods and the role of each in a soldier/machine system evaluation.

Descriptors :   *Man machine systems, *Human factors engineering, Army, Military applications, Army personnel, Measurement, Test and evaluation, Acceptability, Data acquisition, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE