Accession Number:

ADA416536

Title:

An Analysis of the Abilities Required by Future RSTA Vehicle Commanders and Drivers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Abilities needed by future commanders and drivers of reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition RSTA vehicles were examined in a soldier-in-the-loop simulation of a Future Combat System unit of action. We used the Job Assessment Software System to administer the abilities taxonomy developed by Fleishman and Quaintance 2000. We found that in the simulation used, a vehicle drivers needed a higher level of overall abilities than the vehicle commanders b vehicle commanders jobs appeared to become easier with experience, while those of the drivers did not and c conceptual, communications, and speed-loaded abilities were the most critical abilities for vehicle commanders and drivers. We recommend changes in human factors engineering, training, and personnel selection to improve performance of RSTA vehicle commanders and drivers.

Subject Categories:

  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE