Accession Number : ADP003255

Title :   Estimated Effects of Ionizing Radiation upon Military Task Performance: Individual Combat Crewmember Assessment,


Personal Author(s) : Anno,G. H. ; Wilson,D. B.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Quantitative estimates are developed of the performance levels for selected individual Army combat crewmembers exposed to prompt ionizing radiation from nuclear weapons. The performance levels, expressed in percent of normal (baseline) task performance, provide information for military operations planning, combat training, and computer simulation modeling of combat crew and unit effectiveness. The methodology is described where data from two separate bodies of information: acute radiation sickness symptomatology, and judgment of task performance time from Army combat crew questionnaires - are integrated to compute performance levels as a function of dose (free-in-air) and post-exposure time.

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, Radiation effects, Ionizing radiation, Military personnel, Performance(Human), Combat areas, Data acquisition, Estimates, Questionnaires, Computerized simulation, Radiation sickness, Radiology, Exposure(Physiology), Operational effectiveness, Military planning, Operations research, Training, Combat readiness, Nuclear weapons, Preventive medicine, Research management, Information exchange, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE