Making MANPRINT (Manpower and Personnel Integration) Count in the Acquisition Process
Final rept. Jun 1988-Nov 1988
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Manpower and Personnel Integration MANPRINT program is a comprehensive management and technical effort that focuses on the continuous integration of the six MANPRINT domains Human factors engineering, manpower, personnel, training, system safety, and health hazards into the Materiel Acquisition and Development Process MADP. In this report, the implementation of MANPRINT during the acquisition of the Airborne Target Handover System Avionics Integration ATHSAI for the Apache AH-64A aircraft is described, and the contribution of MANPRINT concepts to the definition of the systems performance requirements is detailed. Researchers concluded that using MANPRINT concepts in the acquisition of the ATHSAI for the AH-64A helped to define a system that should reduce crew task times, number of crew procedures, and maintenance complexity. As a historical overview of the procurement of the ATHS AI for the AH-64A, the report describes how MANPRINT issues influenced the initial Product Improvement Program PIP and the Engineering Change Proposal ECP and describes how MANPRINT concepts were conveyed in the Request for Proposal RFP. The application of MANPRINT in the Source Selection Process SSP is described and the lessons learned from this experience are summarized. These lessons are strategies that are potentially useful to other MANPRINT practitioners.
- Flight Control and Instrumentation