Accession Number : AD0716395

Title :   Cockpit Geometry Evaluation. Volume I. Program Description and Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-21 Dec 69 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Patrick W.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The Cockpit Geometry Evaluation Program is an experimental development to establish a standardized method for evaluating the physical geometry of a crew station. It evaluates the physical compatibility of any sized seated crew member with any crew station beginning with the design concept. Data on the geometry of the crew station, the anthropometric characteristics of the crew members, and the sequence of tasks to be performed are stored in a computer. Mathematical routines provide dynamic movement for a variable-sized mathematical man-model. Numerical performance indicators, identification of physical and visual interferences, and reach infeasibilities are output. The program was originally planned as a six-phase development. Each sophisticating phase is designed to provide an immediately usable tool. The developoment is highly dependent on the laboratory acquisition of identified human data requirements. Volume I summarizes the results and techniques of Phase II, and gives a sample of input and output from the computer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), GEOMETRY, FLIGHT CREWS, ANTHROPOMETRY, STANDARDIZATION, DESIGN, JOB ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POSITIONING REACTIONS, ANATOMICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE