Human Factors Engineering and Operability in the Design of Electronic Warfare Spaces Aboard United States Naval Combatants.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The purpose of this thesis is to present and discuss a a method of assessing the effectiveness of a work space layout. In addition, this method will provide the framework for pinpointing those areas of layout design where redesign will be most cost effective. The objective is to address inefficiencies in the layout of warfare modules on U.S. Navy combatants. In particular, the Electronic Warfare Module on aircraft carriers is assessed due to the highly time-critical nature of electronic warfare. The method chosen in this thesis is a modification of two techniques of assessment Integration Analysis and Mission Operability Assessment Technique MOAT. The portions of these techniques used are Link Analysis, Task Analysis, and Operability Analysis. The application herein concludes that the EW Module layout design on the latest NIMITZ-class aircraft carriers was less than 40 effective in promoting mission accomplishment. author
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems