Accession Number:

AD0716532

Title:

Capabilities of Operators as Divers vs Submersible Manipulator Controllers in Undersea Tasks,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Report Date:

1970-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The major objective of the research program was to analyze, empirically evaluate, and quantify the capabilities of the human operator to perform applied undersea work tasks as a diver, in comparison to his role as the operator of a manipulator-equipped small submersible. Experimental data was collected utilizing a small submersible mockup with an actual viewport looking into a water-filled tank in which a manipulator and task were located. The experiment consisted of typical applied salvage tasks such as sample collecting, rigging and hooking, valve turning, connecting and disconnecting a Hansen quick disconnect, drilling, tapping, threading, and unbolting. Performance measures were taken for each of the tasks and the behavioral segments within the tasks. The work systems under study included divers and various manipulator control systems joystick, variable rate joystick, fixed rate and pushbutton, fixed rate. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE