HUMAN FACTORS EVALUATION OF THE ARGUS (CP-107) AIRCRAFT

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Authors
  1. Brown, I.D.
  2. Forshaw, S.E.
  3. Patterson, R.D.
  4. Hodgkinson, J.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A human factors evaluation of the Argus (CP-107) aircraft was carried out during three Northern Patrols totalling 49.3 hours. Comments on the human engineering of flight and tactical crewstations are listed in detail. Measured noise levels at the Radio Operator's ear are potentially hazardous to hearing. Calculations show that active sonar returns of up to at least 70 dB SPL will be masked by the aircraft noise. General habitability is seen to be grossly inadequate for the aircraft's present role. Suggestions are advanced for short- and long-term measures which might be adopted to improve comfort and operational efficiency.
Keywords
Aircraft noise
Report Number
R-850 —
Date of publication
15 May 1972
Number of Pages
83
DSTKIM No
73-00891
CANDIS No
17128
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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