Accession Number:

ADA393792

Title:

Human Factors Evaluation of the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1995-Oct 1999

Corporate Author:

ARMY SOLDIER AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMICAL COMMAND NATICK MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

In March 1994, the Training and Doctrine Command System Manager for the Soldier, the Program Manager Soldier, and the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command issued a joint call for a front end analysis FEA to determine the best design for a load-bearing system for soldiers and marines. The FEA was used in drafting a new user requirements document and initiating the development of a modular load-carrying system which ultimately became known as the Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment MOLLE. This report presents a summary of the FEA survey and the results from a series of human factors evaluation tests conducted during early MOLLE development. Test methodology and results are presented along with evaluation of the design features of load-bearing equipment important to infantrymen and their missions. This is followed by a discussion of lessons learned in the development of the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Mechanics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE