ANTHROPOMETRIC ACCOMMODATION OF FEMALES IN CANADIAN FORCES AIRCRAFT CREW STATIONS

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Authors
  1. Rothwell, P.L.
  2. Pigeau, R.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
To ensure physical accommodation of humans in aircraft crew stations, aircrew traditionally have been selected on the basis of specific standards. To be effective, these standards must be based on anthropometric limitation imposed by actual crew stations. Evidence suggests this generally is not the case. Instead, selection standards have frequently evolved from (1) aircraft design recommendations, which often bear little relationship to the finished product, or (2) anthropometry of existing aircrew, which ignores the issue. Recognizing this problem, the Canadian Forces (CF) has undertaken a large-scale study known as ACCE (Aircrew/Cockpit Compatibility Evaluation). A computer-based modelling strategy was developed to determine anthropometric limitations, on a crew station by crew station basis, and their subsequent effect on accommodation of pilot and navigator populations. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-CP-491-PAP-18 — @Paper presented at the Aerospace Medical Panel Symposium, Tours, France, 4-5 April 1990; CONTAINED IN 91-03798
Date of publication
15 Aug 1990
Number of Pages
13
DSTKIM No
91-03779
CANDIS No
70969
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Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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