Accession Number : AD0738009

Title :   Cockpit Geometry Evaluation. Volume V. Validation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb-31 Aug 70 on Phase 2A,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH AEROSPACE GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Patrick W. ; Sather,Harland N. ; Bearse,Arthur W.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : The Cockpit Geometry Evaluation (CGE) Program is developing improved methods of evaluating the interaction and compatibility of crew members with crew stations. The main feature is a computer program system (CGECPS) containing a 23-joint, three-dimensional man-model (BOEMAN) which can mathematically simulate human motion. During Phase II-A, an existing cockpit design (A-7E) was partially evaluated by the CGECPS. The results were compared with human factors data and the CGE system correctly analyzed more than 80% of the tasks performed. The validation of the man-model joint movement parameters was also continued in Phase II-A by comparing them with human movement parameters. The comparison results indicated that the Phase II-A man-model developments which were primarily oriented towards improving the computer efficiency of the man-model have also improved the accuracy of the man-model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COCKPITS, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING), GEOMETRY, FLIGHT CREWS, ANATOMICAL MODELS, ANTHROPOMETRY, COMPATIBILITY, INTERACTIONS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE