Accession Number : ADA191458


Title :   Effects of Continuous Operations (CONOPS) on Soldier and Unit Performance: Review of the Literature and Strategies for Sustaining the Soldier in CONOPS


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Belenky, Gregory L ; Krueger, Gerald P ; Balkin, Thomas J ; Headley, Donald B ; Solick, Robert E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a191458.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : Two chapters submitted in a special study of Army conduct of continuous operations contain a detailed review of the literature on effects of sleep deprivation and requirements for sustained performance on the ability of soldiers to conduct continuous operations. Subjects covered include: adaptation to restricted sleep, effects of fragmented sleep, sleep timing, importance of sleep stages, circadian rhythms, effects of age, wearing chemical protective clothing, the nature of optimum alertness. Also covered are short descriptions of soldier sustained. The second chapter contains a detailed list of human factors principles and recommendations for sustaining performance of soldiers in continuous operations (CONOPS) and includes coverage of topics like: training and preparation for CONOPS; sleep scheduling, recovery sleep concepts, work/rest scheduling, naps and sleep discipline, sleep-inducing drugs for use in long range deployments, alertness sustaining drugs for use in CONOPS, lightning the soldier's load, nutrition, and physical fitness for military tasks.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *SLEEP DEPRIVATION , *ARMY OPERATIONS , DEPLOYMENT , RECOVERY , OPTIMIZATION , CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS , ARMY PERSONNEL , FRAGMENTATION , CHEMICALS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , LONG RANGE(TIME) , SHORT RANGE(TIME) , LIGHTNING , SCHEDULING , LIMITATIONS , LONG RANGE(DISTANCE) , OPERATION , PHYSICAL FITNESS , DRUGS , ARMY , CONTINUITY , ADAPTATION , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , NUTRITION , ATTENTION , REST , SLEEP


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE