Sea States and Shipboard Operator Performance and Maintenance
NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CA
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The purpose of the research is to evaluate the effects of sea states on the operation and maintenance of radar, radio, and sonar shipboard equipment. Little research has been conducted on the effects of sea state conditions on the operation and maintenance of shipboard equipment. The present research extends the available data on the effects of sea states. Operation and maintenance evaluation questionnaires, requiring evaluation of the effects of sea states, were administered to students and instructors at Class B and C schools. Both operator and maintainer performance are reported to be hindered at high sea states, but most ship operating time is at low sea states. Equipment performance is reported to be more greatly hindered at higher sea states than at lower sea states. A greater amount of equipment maintenance is reported to be required at higher sea states than at lower sea states.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Marine Engineering