Accession Number:

ADA101917

Title:

Human Factors and Training Evaluation of the Improved Tow Vehicle (ITV) During OT/DT 3

Descriptive Note:

Research rept

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

239.0

Abstract:

This TRADOC System manager TSM for the Improved TOW Vehicle ITV asked ARI assistance in assessing human factors and training during the operational and developmental testing OTDT III of the ITV. This report details this technical advisory service effort. The intent was to provide TSM with quantified information on human factors and training problems to aid in making equipment andor training modifications before ITV system was fielded. Questionnaires, interviews, and field observations were used to obtain information form test soldiers, personnel playing the role of the threat force and from project personnel. The ITV was judged to be good in concept but to be lacking in durability and reliability throughout OTDT III. It was also judged to have problems keeping up with other vehicles and to be somewhat slow getting into or out of action. Boresighting was a problem. Command and control problems were evident at the squad leaders station. Many recommendations to improve the vehicle and training to operate it were made. Many of these recommendations have already been heeded and major improvements have been implemented.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE