Accession Number : AD0456174


Title :   HUMAN FACTORS ASPECTS OF A 30-DAY EXTENDED SURVIVABILITY TEST ON THE MINUTEMAN MISSILE


Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Hartman, Bryce O ; Flinn, Don E ; Edmunds, A B ; Brown, F D ; Schubert, J E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/456174.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Two civilian subjects successfully completed 30 days of unbroken confinement in an underground Minuteman launch control center with an open-loop air supply. Logistic supplies were self-contained. During the test, they ate, slept, and performed duties similar to those that would be required of an operational crew in a postnuclear attack environment. Their performance score was high (99.75% level) with no critical errors. Morale throughout the test was excellent, with minimum of interpersonal friction. No physiologic or psychologic changes were observed which would compromise the integrity of the weapon system. Alterations in sleep patterns obtained were consistent with predictions based on work levels.


Descriptors :   *LAUNCHING SITES , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *UNDERGROUND STRUCTURES , BEHAVIOR , CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS , CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , GUIDED MISSILE PERSONNEL , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , MOTOR REACTIONS , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , PHYSICAL FITNESS , SLEEP , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE