Workspace Layout of an M820 Van for Air Battle Management Operations
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The existing Air Battle Management Operations Center ABMOC, developed by the 9th Division Air Defense Artillery, was evaluated to identify workspace deficiencies. In order to design an improved layout, constraints were identified, design criteria were specified, and equipment was arranged by an iterative process. To achieve the multiple design criteria, the general equipment layout was rotated 90 deg. in the plan view. The workable was raised to promote sitstand operations to provide improved viewing heights. Using recommended viewing angles, a geometrical procedure was used to optimize plotting board angles and viewing distances. Other potential benefits are discussed and illustrated by drawings. This report presents workspace layout analyses and concepts which should be considered to improve the soldier-machine interface.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems