Accession Number:

ADA012908

Title:

Sustained Performance and Recovery During Continuous Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The two sections of the report represent the reproduction of papers presented at the 82nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, 30 August - 3 September 1974 and the 18th annual meeting of the Human Factors Society, Huntsville, Alabama, 15-17 October 1974. Both papers are based on studies of continuous work and recovery conducted at the Performance Research Laboratory, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Results summarized herein suggest that performance decrements during 36 hr of continuous work and sleep loss will vary between 11 and 35 depending upon the time of day at which the continuous-work session begins. It is also suggested that appropriately scheduled military personnel will be able to maintain acceptable levels of performance during 36 hr of continuous field operations and that these personnel will require 6 to 8 hrs of sleep before they are ready to return to duty.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE