Annex E. International Armaments Strategy
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

1. Human Performance Modeling (HPM) (France, Germany, United Kingdom)

Description: HPMs range from anthropometric HSI models, impulse, and acoustic detection models of the human ear through cognitive and physical workload, decision making under stress, up through unit level on availability of field data and its decision to pursue computer-based simulation. France is recognized as a key international source for cooperative research in HSI.

Justification: Success in this cooperative effort will help the United States reduce R&D, acquisition, and effective fielding time while providing more performance effective, survivable, and sustainable systems. The opportunity to co-develop NATO standards will help ensure continued U.S. competitiveness in these technologies.

Implementation: MANPRINT efforts with the United Kingdom fall under TTCP. Hearing research is under auspices of NATO RSG. HPM, VR, and teleoperations coordination with France.


Dr. Rodney Smith
Army Materiel Command
5001 Eisenhower Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22333-0001
e-mail: [email protected]


Mr. Stephen Cohn
Army Research Laboratory
2800 Powder Mill Road
Adelphi, MD 20783-1197
e-mail: [email protected]