CREWSTATION ASSESSMENT OF REACH (CAR-III): EVALUATION OF THE MODEL FOR USE IN THE CF AIRCREW/COCKPIT COMPATIBILITY EVALUATION (ACCE)

Authors
  1. Hickey, D.T.
  2. Rothwell, P.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
DCIEM investigated the aircrew/cockpit compatibility in the CF and made recommendations regarding aircrew selection standards. The use of computer man-modelling has been proposed to address the ACCE. The computer program CAR-III, which addresses the issues of reach, vision and head clearance was considered. It is concluded that CAR-III's key limitations are: (a) lack of graphics abilities; (b) inability to address the issues of obstruction, ingress and egress; (c) elementary derivation of the operator model; (d) inadequate representation of the female operator; and (e) unknown validity of the reach, vision and head clearance predictions for CF personnel. It is apparent that CAR-III lacks the flexibility and scope of analyses, however, it shows promise as a supplementary tool for establishing aircrew selection standards and aircraft design criteria.
Report Number
86-C-04 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1985
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
86-00524
CANDIS No
106145
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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