THE ROLE OF HUMAN ENGINEERING IN SHIP MANNING REDUCTION

A number of studies by the U.S. Navy have demonstrated that there is a potential for reducing manning beyond what can be achieved through ship automation. The realization of this potential involve such human engineering techniqes as improved task simplification, the provision of decision support and expert systems, and better design for operability and maintainability. It was estimated that the application of these techniques, which this paper examines, could result in a 20% reduction in manning levels. A case study of one such application is presented: the implementation of a decision- making aid in the form of automated status boards to reduce the manning level of CV aircraft management systems. This effect also resulted in the development of the workload simulation tool SIMWAM, whose utilization is also described.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Malone, T B
    • Baker, C C
    • Permenter, K E
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 16p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659591
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM