Accession Number : AD0681210

Title :   FIRING SHOCK EFFECT ON GUNNERS IN A LIGHTWEIGHT ARMORED VEHICLE.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : HUMAN ENGINEERING LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : McIntyre,Francis M. ; Waugh,John D.

Report Date : JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : If large-caliber weapons are mounted on lightweight vehicles, firing shock could present a problem of safety and gunner task performance degradation. The following plan was accomplished: (1) objective acceleration measurements of firing shock in an anthropomorphic dummy, (2) measurements of acceleration in actual gunners, (3) simulation in a dynamic simulator, and (4) subjective responses of a sample of gunners. Study results were used to demonstrate system feasibility, establish design parameters, and establish base line information for future studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMORED VEHICLES, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), GUNNERY, ARMY PERSONNEL, FORCE(MECHANICS), DEFORMATION, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, ACCELERATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SAFETY, ANATOMICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Combat Vehicles
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE