Accession Number:

AD0429858

Title:

HUMAN GROUP PERFORMANCE DURING CONFINEMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP MARIETTA GA

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using a work-rest schedule of 4hours-on-duty and 2-hours-off relative to using a 4-on and 4-off schedule in the operation of advanced aerospace systems. Six Air Force Academy Cadets were confined for 15 days in a simulated advanced-system crew compartment while following the 4-2 schedule, and two 5-man crews of USAF Pilots were confined for 30 days while following the 4-4 schedule. With proper control of selection and motivational factors, crews can work effectively for periods of at least two weeks and probably longer using a work-rest schedule of 4-hours-on-duty and 2-hours-off. With less demanding controls of selection and motivational factors, crews can work even more effectively for periods of at least a month and quite probably for 2 or 3 months using a schedule of 4-hours-on-duty and 4-hours-off. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE