STUDY OF VIRTUAL PROTOTYPING OF AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS: CONCLUDING REPORT

Authors
  1. Wells, P.M.
  2. Kobierski, R.D.
  3. Youngsen, G.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Marconi Co, Kanata ONT (CAN);Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This project investigated the methodology, cost parameters and data structure required to create a library of Canadian Forces (CF) aircraft instruments and instrument panels, using a commercially available rapid-prototyping system. The study invloved the creation of virtual prototype representations of the instruments and panels of the CC-130 Hercules Aircraft. The effort created significantly more complicated virtual prototypes than had been used previously. Conclusions and recommendations from the study address: methodology; costs; the creation of a library of instrument representations; the possibility of including an intelligent designers reference system based on human engineering standards; the use of the prototype description to check specifications for improved instrumentation; and the creation of a cockpit demonstrator.
Report Number
CMC-0687-1090 —
Date of publication
09 Aug 1993
Number of Pages
204
DSTKIM No
94-01381
CANDIS No
136493
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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