Accession Number:

AD0432483

Title:

ESTIMATING MANNING REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED SYSTEMS: A SURVEY OF THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY,

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AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The findings of special survey of the manning estimation techniques used by the defense industry are summarized. The defense industry was asked for their methods and problems of estimating manning requirements of advanced weapon systems. The survey was part of a long range program of research aimed at the identification and quantification of manning requirements for advanced weapon systems. A five item, oper-ended questionnaire was sent to human-factors specialists in key defense industries. Respondents were asked to list their experience in predicting manning requirements for systems, to cite the guides and publications most useful in making these predictions, and to describe the method used in arriving at manning estimates. Five different approaches to estimating manning were reported the most popular being the use of task analysis or some combination of task analysis with variations of the other approaches. Other methods were expert estimation, historical comparison, sovereign factors and mathematical models. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE