COMPARISON OF CANADIAN FORCES AIRCREW ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA WITH US AVIATOR DATA TABLED IN US MILITARY STANDARD 1472C

Authors
  1. Hartley, S.P.
Corporate Authors
Human Elements Inc, Toronto ONT (CAN);Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
It has been assumed that the Canadian Forces (CF) population has sufficiently similar anthropometric characteristics to the United States (US) population to permit the use of US military design, criteria for Canadian military applications. To evaluate this assumption, a comparison was made of recently acquired CF aircrew anthropometry data to the design criteria for US aviators contained in US Mil-Std-1472C, entitled "Human Engineering Criteria for Military Systems, Equipment, and Facilities." For the comparison, 47 dimensions common to both data sources, and appearing to be similar in measurement technique were used. Most of the dimensions compare favourably. Differences are partially explained by measurement procedure differences. Therefore, it is concluded that differences between gross anthropometric dimensions of 1985 CF aircrew and US aviators are not of design significance.
Keywords
Air force personnel
Report Number
TR-85-12-02 — Technical Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Dec 1985
Number of Pages
18
DSTKIM No
86-02386
CANDIS No
97099
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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