Personnel Performance Workload Modeling for a Reduced Manned Bridge: Lessons Learned.
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Declining budgets and decreased military personnel strength have provided major reasons for reducing shipboard personnel. The specific objective of this project was to develop a proof-of-concept for assessing performance workload levels of operational shipboard personnel to be used in the rapid prototyping of ship designs for reducing shipboard manning levels. A review of shipboard reduced manning efforts and development of the Entering San Diego Harbor scenario are described. Personnel performance workload models, using this scenario, were developed and exercised for this project. The lessons learned in developing this scenario and moment-to-moment fluctuations in workload data are described for three bridge crew configurations. Three appendices describe a review of human performance models, additional literature related to personnel assessment technologies and personnel costs models, and the bridge team functions and tasks used in the nine member bridge team workload model. This effort showed that personnel performance workload levels can be measured under current and reduced manning levels, either with or without automated equipment Workload modeling would provide valuable information to assess current and reduced manning configurations, and operational exercises readiness. Workload modeling could contribute to the objective evaluation of automated equipment implementation and crew member reduction.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies