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