DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN FACTORS SPECIFICATIONS FOR A NEW COMBAT VEHICLE CREWMAN HELMET (ABRIDGED REPORT)

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Authors
  1. Tack, D.W.
  2. Gaughan, P.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The aim of this study was to review user needs for a CVC helmet in armoured vehicles and to develop Human Factors (HF) performance specifications for the procurement of a new CVC helmet for the Canadian Forces (CF). Human factors performance criteria and test protocols for a new, dedicated CVC helmet for the CF were developed based on insights derived from user feedback on the current, in-service CVC helmet, an assessment of user needs across a range of CF armoured vehicles and crewstations, a user evaluation of COTS CVC helmets, and a review of the scientific literature on CVC helmets. This investigation suggests the need for two helmet designs (a dedicated CVC helmet and an infantry capable helmet) each with different requirements, according to their concept of operations and individual crewstation demands. The implications of more than one CVC design are discussed in terms of HF requirements and future testing of candidate CVC helmet contenders.
Keywords
Combat Vehicle Crewman (CVC)
Report Number
DCIEM-97-CR-25 — Contractor's Report
Date of publication
24 Jul 1997
Number of Pages
98
DSTKIM No
98-00912
CANDIS No
507734
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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