Accession Number : AD0467159


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF A METHODOLOGY FOR MEASURING INFANTRY PERFORMANCE IN DIGGING HASTY FIGHTING POSITIONS


Descriptive Note : Partial rept. no. 6 on Phase 2


Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES EAST INC NORWALK CT


Personal Author(s) : Gruber, Alin ; Dunlap, Jack W ; Denittis, George ; Sanders, Jerrell L ; Perry, Virginia W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/467159.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : This report describes the work performed to develop a reliable method for measuring soldier performance in this task. Procedures were established for measuring performance in the task. Procedures were established for measuring performance in the excavation of a simulated foxhole and tested for reliability and sensitivity to differences in clothing and equipment using USAGETA Troops. Four possible test methods were evaluated and a modified test situation with an automatic data collection system is recommended for inclusion in an integrated field course to be evaluated as the next step in the research program. The method selected involves the prestressing of participants with three 100-yard dashes after which the times to excavate specified weights of earth are recorded.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , MEASUREMENT , WARFARE , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , TEST METHODS , TEST EQUIPMENT , INSTRUMENTATION , FORTIFICATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE