A PILOT FIELD TRIAL TO COLLECT HUMAN PERFORMANCE DATA AT SEA

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Authors
  1. Hawton, A.M.
  2. Mack, C.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Motion sickness is a constant threat to the operational effectiveness of naval vessels; therefore Canada has a strong interest in the design and construction of warships which can operate under various - and sometimes extreme - sea states, without a high level of motion sickness. To provide some additional insight into cognitive performance in the ship-motion environment, the Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine participated in a research sea-trial organized by the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, using the research vessel Quest. From the perspective of human performance research, the purpose of this study was largely a pilot project to assess the feasibility of various types of human performance experimentation at sea. As a result, the majority of this report has a "lessons learned" flavour, which will be of importance in the planning of future sea trials.
Keywords
Human performance;Memory tasks
Report Number
DCIEM-97-TM-05 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 1997
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
97-01982
CANDIS No
502149
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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