Accession Number:

ADA155073

Title:

A Degradation Analysis Methodology for Maintenance Tasks

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-12

Pagination or Media Count:

171.0

Abstract:

The modeling performance degradation due to chemical protective clothing has become an area of increasing interest to military analysts but has been plagued by a lack of reliable data. This research effort proposes a methodology for estimating the mechanical degradation of individual soldiers when wearing this clothing. With maintenance tasks as the investigative focal point, applicable areas of work measurement, human performance, maintenance management and degradation modeling were used to develop the Degradation Analysis Methodology for Maintenance DAMM. Using a decision model and the appropriate Army technical manual, a taxonomy for maintenance task analysis divides individual repair jobs into task elements according to their aim and the manual manipulation required. A procedure for obtaining movement degradation values was developed and applied using field test data. The results were then incorporated into the Ballistic Research Laboratory degraded effectiveness algorithm. DAMM constitutes an improvement over the subjective degradation estimates which predominate in current data bases and does not require costly field testing.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE