Accession Number:

ADA275201

Title:

Stinger Team Performance during Engagement Operations in a Chemical Environment: The Effects of Heat and Exercise

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1991-Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Research with Stinger teams baseline conducted under benign environmental conditions established that engagement performance of both the team chief and gunner was significantly impaired by the Mission Oriented Protective Posture MOPP clothing. This study replicated the experimental design used in the baseline research and included exposure to heat and exercise HEX. Workload and stress levels, casualty rates, and physiological measures were significantly affected by the combination of MOPP gear, heat, and exercise. However, the expected Stinger engagement performance decrement did not occur. Explanations for the lack of a MOPP4, heat, and exercise decrement focus on the arousing effects of high heat on performance and motivational differences between the baseline and HEX groups. Range Target SystemRTS, Stinger, Chemical ProtectiveCP clothing, Engagement simulation, Mission Oriented Protective PostureMOPP, Subscale aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE