Accession Number:

AD0731765

Title:

Analysis of the Factors Governing the Scheduling of Flight Controllers in Support of Long Duration Manned Spaceflight Missions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

187.0

Abstract:

The study has two main purposes to identify the factors, or variables, that govern the scheduling of flight controllers in support of long duration manned spaceflight and to develop a scheduling system that best satisfies the needs of these personnel and the activity they support. A review of related research yielded a tentative list of nine scheduling variables fatigue, flexibility of schedules, length of shift, morale, office work, overtime, personnel qualifications, shift cycle, and training. A questionnaire was developed to verify these variables, to measure the relative importance of them, and to determine which of five proposed schedules were perceived by the flight controllers as being the best. Hypotheses were tested to determine if the flight controllers and their supervisors perceive the importance of these scheduling variables differently. Other organizations performing similar tasks were studied to provide a data base of scheduling systems in use. A schedule is proposed which the author says will provide the best mission support. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE