Methodology for Performing a Manpower and Personnel Integration (MANPRINT) Evaluation for U.S. Army Systems

Report No. ARL-TR-6310
Authors: Teresa A. Branscome
Date/Pages: January 2013; 40 pages
Abstract: The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's) Human Dimension Major Laboratory Program (MLP) is a major Army effort designed to support evaluations of the integration between Soldiers and communications systems, weapons, and vehicles (U.S. Army Research Laboratory. FY12 Annual Performance Plan; Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 2012). Under this MLP, the Human Research and Engineering Directorate is responsible for the development of MANPRINT (Manpower and Personnel Integration) evaluations of the systems, which include assessment method development, evaluations of Soldier-system design, and Soldier performance assessments during each life cycle phase to make certain Soldiers are equipped with systems they can operate proficiently with minimal risk.
A major objective of this effort has been to develop and execute a systems engineering approach along with standardized field-operational Soldier performance metrics to quantify and validate integrated Soldier-information systems performance on the digital battlefield. One component of this approach is the development of an evaluation methodology to quantify and evaluate Soldier-information systems performance, which is the focus of this report.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 2013