A Model of Human Variability in Viable Ship Design
Technical rept. Feb 2013-Feb 2014
KERN TECHNOLOGY GROUP LLC VIRGINIA BEACH VA
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It is generally acknowledged that decisions made during the research and development of ship design drive the total cost of ship ownership. Further, the largest component of the total cost of ship ownership is the cost of the crew. The need to better account for the human operator continues and the ONR CMP-FY13-02 Simulation Toolset for Analysis of Mission, Personnel, and Systems STAMPS is the most recent effort to incorporate new advances in human centered design into the ship design process. The current process of integrating human factors into naval ship design deconstructs the ship s design into individual ship systems and missions MIL-STD-46855A. These systems and missions are then further deconstructed with information and process flow charts to trade off studies and analysis is used to allocate functions between the operators and technology. This is then followed by task analysis to assess required manning levels, training needs, critical time requirements, etc. which finally results in the development of ship manning documents and a naval system training plan. This technical report examines the role of a team within the system and the factors that influence team performance under various operating conditions.
- Marine Engineering
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems