Handbook for Quantitative Analysis of MANPRINT (Manpower Personnel Integration) Considerations in Army Systems
Final rept. Sep 1985-Jun 1986
ALLEN CORP OF AMERICA ALEXANDRIA VA
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This handbook briefly explains the necessity of including measures of soldier performance in forecasts of battlefield system performance. Then it presents a method for calculating estimates of manned system performance in the dimensions of effectiveness How well does it work When it works and availability How often does it work The two equations are based on existing approaches for evaluating effectiveness and availability, but are modified to include estimates based on actual measurements of the probability of soldier performance satisfying both time and accuracy standards. Data sources including operational testing are discussed and the user is led, step-by-step, through the calculations. A calculations. A complete example of both calculations, using hypothetical but realistic data, is presented for the MANPACK Army User Equipment AUE of the GPS NAVSTAR system. After both effectiveness and availability calculations are made, use of the equations is demonstrated in an analysis mode for identifying which of the six domains of MANPRINT manpower, personnel, training, human factors, system safety, and health hazards may present performance problems. Keywords Manpower and personnel integration.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems