Accession Number : ADA264934


Title :   Technology for Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Safety (MPTS) Trade- Off Decisions


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Feb 92,


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS EXPLORATION INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Terry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264934.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : MPTS requires the development of computer-based technology to integrate MPTS and human factors (HF). This integration is to occur under the LSAR umbrella, with emphasis on exploiting CAD and man-modeling technology. The proposed effort responds most directly to the manpower, personnel, and training (MPT) and CAD portions of this requirements, seeking further integration through the reliability (R&M) engineering design interface rather than the HF and safety design interface. The central tenet of this effort is that the most direct integration of MPT into system design is through R&M engineering. The R&M interface is the primary determinant of the nature and volume of the workload that the maintenance force will experience. HF and safety interfaces deal with issues such as package size, displays, connectors, etc., which help determine how long a given task will take, but do not influence its frequency or nature, HF inputs generally come in the form of static design guidelines and are not interactive with any part of the system except physical layout. Decisions about constituent equipment is generally made with reference to mission requirements, and to reliability and maintainability estimates that are only obliquely related to the manpower that will be required to service the system, and are not interactive with these estimates. This SBIR Phase I effort identifies the important issues in an MPT/R&M integrated analysis tool, proposes an approach to this integration, and assesses the feasibility and risks of a Phase II project to develop and demonstrate such a system.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , *RELIABILITY , *MAINTAINABILITY , *MANPOWER , *TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , MAINTENANCE , FREQUENCY , INPUT , MISSIONS , WORKLOAD , PERSONNEL , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , LOGISTICS , SAFETY , INTEGRATION , PHASE , ESTIMATES , INTERFACES , TRAINING , REQUIREMENTS , RISK


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Cybernetics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE