AIRCREW/COCKPIT COMPATIBILITY: A MULTIVARIATE PROBLEM SEEKING A MULTIVARIATE SOLUTION

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Authors
  1. Hendy, K.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Aircrew/cockpit compatibility depends on an interaction between the anthropometry of individual aircrew members and the geometry of the cockpit. Selection criteria in the past have attempted to deal with this interaction, but the model was too simple. This is a multi-variate problem which requires a multi-variate solution. Essentially the problem is one of charting the region of intersection between the anthropometric data domain and a set of rules or criteria which define 'operability'. The nature of this problem was demonstrated through computer simulated fitting trials of subjects in a number of cockpit-like geometries. The simulation clearly demonstrate that membership in a particular category of 'fit' depends on interactions between workspace and anthropometry which are geometry specific. Further, the simulation show that the establishment of analytical expressions to define class membership is complex and appears to require a non-linear approach. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-CP-491-PAP-15 — @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
8
DSTKIM No
91-03782
CANDIS No
70972
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Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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