THE IMPACT OF MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS AND PERSONNEL RESOURCES DATA ON SYSTEM DESIGN
Final rept. 1 Jun 1967-31 May 1968
BUNKER-RAMO CORP CANOGA PARK CA SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS DEPT
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect on system design of using manpower requirements MR and personnel resources data PRD as design requirements. Equipment and personnel inputs, e.g., quantity and skill level of manning and task information, were presented incrementally to six design engineers in a simulation of the Phase 1A1B development of the Titan 3 propellant transfer and pressurization subsystem. Subjects were required to create a complete subsystem design, including schematics, equipment descriptions, drawings and bills of material. Cost effectiveness measures were applied to the data. The results of the study indicate that if personnel factors are to be incorporated into design, it is necessary to supply PRD inputs as design requirements to the engineer in his initial statement of work. The analyses upon which MR and PRD inputs are based must be performed prior to the issuance of a Request for Proposal and not delegated to a development contractor.
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