Accession Number : AD0722486

Title :   A Computerized Method for Crew Station Geometry Evaluation,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Patrick W. ; Healy,Michael J. ; Katz,Robert

Report Date : 10 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The paper presents first phase results of an experimental development to establish a standardized method for evaluating crewstation geometry. The new evaluation technique determines whether any sized operator can perform required functions in any specified work station. A 23-pin-joint man-model is used for the development. Joint angular parameters synthesized by mathematically constrained optimization of a nonlinear objective function provide physical movement. The objective function minimized is defined as the weighed squared deviations of the Euler angle parameters from specified preferred angles at each joint. Comparisons of the man-model movement versus human movement show negligible differences in practice, although current tests indicate statistical differences occur. A BOEMAN-1 Computer Program System stores and retrieves data, performs geometry evaluations, and uses computer graphic displays. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), GEOMETRY, OPTIMIZATION, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE