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HFE (Human Factors Engineering) Technology for Navy Weapon System Acquisition.

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Three tasks were performed in the preparation of the present report 1 The Navy Weapon System Acquisition process was defined, with supporting documentation. Major acquisition phases, milestones, events and activities were identified and formatted into a timeline. 2 A comprehensive review of the scientific literature was conducted in order to identify viable HFE methods, techniques, principles and data. These technologies were then described, along with methods of application for each. 3 An extensive assessment was made of each technology, in terms of meeting HFE requirements, as well as applicability and appropriateness within the acquisition cycle. The report is presented in four sections Section 1, the Introduction, provides general background information and defines the approach taken Section 2 defines the Navy Major Weapon System Acquisition process and identifies HFE requirements within that process. Forty-seven major acquisition events, activities and milestones and 45 general HFE requirements are discussed Section 3 provides descriptions of over 70 HFE methods and techniques, as well as HFE principles and data sources. In addition, each method andor technique is assessed according to its applicability to HFE requirements within the acquisition cycle 4 the final section identifies HFE technology shortfalls in terms of addressing the HFE requirements. It also identifies several emerging technologies that are suitable to fill the identified technology gaps.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

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