Accession Number:

ADA126973

Title:

Collision Avoidance System (CAS): Human Factors Engineering Evaluation.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept. 1 Jan-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The Collision Avoidance System CAS, a computerized navigational aid that was installed aboard a Navy ship for test and evaluation, provided senior bridge officers with reliable information that enabled them to make a rapid assessment of threatening situations and react accordingly. Although its effectiveness was impaired because of inadequate and inconsistent labeling of controls, inconsistent information display methods, and inefficient layout of controls CAS is considered to be a beneficial navigational aid. Operator training requirements are minimal and CAS has no impact on manpower requirements. Proposed changes for redesigning CAS data display presentation, controls, and control panels were developed to eliminate the human engineering deficiencies identified to the extent possible. Also, a format for an operation manual and training guide for CAS was developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE