Accession Number:

AD0643118

Title:

HUMAN FACTORS IN THE DESIGN OF AIRSHIPS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC STAMFORD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1950-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine personnel requirements and optimum equipment design and arrangement for ASW airships. The problem was to increase airship effectiveness in anti-submarine combat by improving the efficiency of human performance. Information with respect to airship-types, operations, and tactics was obtained by interviews with LTA personnel. The basic data of this investigation consist of observer samplings, sound recordings, and motion pictures of the activities of airship crewmen during simulated anti-submarine missions. The critical characteristics of airship performance were determined by analytical evaluations. These findings were used to specify personnel requirements and to improve the particular man-man and man- machine linkages crucial to combat success. Finally, human engineering researches andprinciples of work simplification were examined to derive recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE