Operational and human factors in planning automated man-machine checkout systems

by Sidney I. Firstman, Nehemiah Jordan


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An attempt to improve the planning and design of automated checkout equipment for military systems. The study considers the capabilities and limitations of present automatic checkout equipment and of operator-technicians. It also examines the interrelationships of the automatic checkout equipment with the environments it affects--the prime equipment, ground system, and personnel involved.

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