Accession Number : ADA102829


Title :   Effects of Simulated Surface Effect Ship Motions on Crew Habitability. Phase II. Volume 3. Visual-Motor Tasks and Subjective Evaluations


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 75-Jan 77


Corporate Author : SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS PROJECT OFFICE BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Jex, Henry R ; DiMarco, Richard J ; Clement, Warren F


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a102829.pdf


Report Date : May 1977


Pagination or Media Count : 160


Abstract : From July through September 1975, a series of ship motion simulation experiments was conducted using the ONR Motion Generator at Human Factors Research, Inc., Goleta, CA. These experiments (designated Phase II) were part of a program sponsored by the Surface Effect Ship Project Office to establish the effects of SES motions on the health and performance of crew members. Nineteen U.S. Naval enlisted personnel were exposed to motion for periods up to 48 hours in a closed test cabin. The motions simulated were those predicted for a large SES encountering starboard bow seas at high speeds (i.e., 80 kts at Sea State 3, 60 kts at Sea State 4, and 40 kts at Sea State 5). The personnel were subjected to a battery of visual-motor tests during motion and static conditions, and were requested to complete subjective evaluation forms. Results of test performance and subjective evaluation are presented. (Author)


Descriptors :   *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , *SHIP MOTION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , SIMULATORS , SIMULATION , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HEALTH , TRACKING , TEST EQUIPMENT , CREWS , SHIP PERSONNEL , PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS , VISION , SURFACE EFFECT SHIPS , TEST FACILITIES , SCORING , MOTOR REACTIONS , HABITABILITY


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE