Accession Number : ADA056157

Title :   The AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library. Volume IV. 1950 Survey of USAF Flying Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Data file,


Personal Author(s) : Clauser,Charles ; Kikta,Paul

Report Date : 16 MAR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An anthropometric study of flying personnel was conducted, in 1950, at 14 Air Force bases in Mass, Mich, Colorado, Washington, California, Texas, and Louisiana. The original statistical analyses were the initial activity of the Anthropology Research Project. The results, reported in TR-52-321, were carried out prior to the availability of modern computer facilities; since publication of that report, the data have been modernized. Millimeter figures for most variables originally recorded but not punched were incorporated into the data. This tape includes data for 4000 subjects and 161 variables, variables 1-132 are body size values, 133 is age, 134-146 are somatotype ratings (those listed as somatotype are ratings done by Dupertuis using Sheldons method). A statistical comparison of the body typing methods of Hooton and Sheldon is provided in SADC TR 56-366 (AD-097 205). The contents of this tape are also described along with Volumes I-III and Volume V of the AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library in the report, The AMRL Anthropometric Data Bank Library: Volumes I-V, October 1977. This contains the complete survey in its fully edited form.

Descriptors :   *Anthropometry, *Data bases, Computer files, Magnetic tape, Air Force personnel, Males, Flight crews, Tables(Data), Human body, Sizes(Dimensions)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE