The Impact of Personnel Quality on STINGER Weapon System Performance
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Army is currently purchasing many highly sophisticated weapon systems which are designed and developed to achieve certain levels of performance. Since the human is a major component-operator andor maintainer of a weapon system, he or she should be considered early in the acquisition process. Reverse Engineering is performed on the STINGER weapon system. Using historical performance data on the REDEYE operators who must perform tasks very similar to those performed by the STINGER gunners, and STINGER field tests data, performance estimates under various scenarios are determined. These performance estimates are then related to human capabilities. Keywords Weapon system performance, Front end analysis, Manmachine analysis, Reverse engineering.
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems