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CNO Pilot Program for Reduced Bridge Manning, Manpower/Equipment Integration, and Procedural Development,
NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD
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Human engineering timemotion studies, using a full-scale bridge mock-up, were undertaken to develop and assess alternative manning, procedural, and equipment configurations for ship bridges. Also these studies were conducted to determine if static mock-up timemotion studies could assist ship bridge designers. A full-scale mock-up of a DE 1052 bridge was exercised to demonstrate An improved configuration of bridge equipment, procedures, and manning and the feasibility of operating a DE 1052 class escort destroyer bridge watch with three men officer of the deck, quartermaster of the watch, and helmsman, aided by augmented equipment bell logger, autopilot, and tape recorders and modified procedures. Results of the timemotion studies show that, by adding certain equipment augmentation and by modifying procedures, the performance of a reduced manned bridge can be improved. Author
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