Accession Number:

ADA250098

Title:

MicroSAINT Models of the Close-In Weapon System (CIWS): Sensitivity Studies and Conformal Mapping of Performance Data (CISWENS). Subtitle: Exploring the Utility MicroSAINT Models: CIWS Loading Operation Models Under Normal and MOPP IV Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1989-31 May 1991

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

1991-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

Recent work on technology to describe and predict soldier performance in conventional and chemical warfare scenarios has led to the development of a sequential network simulation software system called Micro SAINT. The objective of this study was the application of Micro SAINT simulation models of the Close. 71n-Weapons Systems CIWS loading operation to describe and predict performance on a multi-man operation in both conventional and CBR-D conditions. This study made use of Micro SAINT simulation and an operations research scheduling heuristic to identify procedural enhancements to the loading operation and assess the impact of different manning levels 2-man through 5-man crews on completion times. Data from an existing Army database of tasks performed in shirtsleeve and in MOPP IV gear was fed into Micro SAINT models of the CIWS weapon loading operation to estimate the effects of MOPP IV on this topside operation. A taxonomic approach based on human abilities was attempted in order to assess the comparability of tasks in the Army database to CIWS loading tasks and subtasks. The taxonomic approach offers great promise in facilitating human performance modeling and database development in the future. Issues in applying the taxonomic human abilities approach are discussed. Close-In-Weapons Systems CIWS, Micro SAINT, Human Abilities, RA 5.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Systems
  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE