Accession Number:

ADA109706

Title:

Emplacing, Firing, and March Ordering an M109A1 Howitzer: Tasks and Task Times

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

If there is ever a conflict in Europe between NATO forces and current threat forces, crews operating weapon systems might be forced to fight around the clock for up to 8 consecutive days. To assess the effects of prolonged continuous operations on crew performance, the Fort Sill Field Unit has developed a computer-based simulation model. One major component of this model is a task library. The task library, which will differ depending upon the weapon system being simulated, contains a definition of each task required to operate a weapon and numerical values for relevant task parameters, including the minimum, average, and maximum time required to perform the task. This report describes the development of a task library for the M109A1 155mm self-propelled howitzer, the weapon system chosen as the test bed for the research effort on continuous operations.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE