Mission, Function, Task Analysis / Physical Demands Analysis Plan for Fast Jet Aircrew


  1. Bray-Miners, J.
  2. Tack, D.W.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Toronto Research Centre (TRC) has completed a study on 03aa01 CH146 Griffon Helicopter Aircrew Neck- and Back-trouble Mitigating Solutions. (Farrell & Chafé, 2019; Farrell et al., 2017). A Mission function task analysis / Physical demands analysis Integrated Model (IMPM) formed the foundation for this study, with which possible neck pain causes became apparent, and a variety of solutions (e.g., task sharing, biomechanically advantageous postures, judicious use of counter weight, and chin rests) were assessed for their ability to reduce neck loads and therefore neck pain over an aviator's career. A new Protect, Preserve, Restore Health (PPRH) DRDC study hopes to produce scientific advice on aircrew neck pain solutions, but this time for the fast jet community. As previously, a new IMPM model for fast jet aircrew will become the 'spring board' for understanding neck pain causes specifically related to fast jet aircrew, as well as assess proposed solutions in a modelling and simulation environment if feasible. As an initial step, this Contract Report details an IMPM data collection plan for three options: 1) remote interviews, 2) in person interviews at a RCAF base, and 3) in person interviews at DRDC TRC for the Scientific Authority's consideration.

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Task Analysis;Physical Demands Analysis;Data Collection Plan
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2019-C010 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2019
Number of Pages
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