Accession Number : ADA134385

Title :   Functional Requirements for a Computer Graphics Model of a Maintenance Technician.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Spray,Dennis F

PDF Url : ADA134385

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Recent emphasis by the Department of Defense on maintainability and supportability in weapon system design dictates developing a computerized, bio-mechanical maintenance technician model that interfaces with computer aided design (CAD) systems used by the aerospace industry. In order to determine the functional requirements of this model, 15 maintenance officers and 15 human factors engineers were consulted using a structured, purposive interview schedule with sampling based on availability and convenience. Using the statistical modes and means of the responses, the general maintenance tasks, the body positions for these tasks, and the human factors assessment diagnostics required for simulating a line maintenance technician were prioritized. Also, the study determined what operational clothing requirements are necessary for simulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computerized simulation, *Bionics, *Computer graphics, *Computer aided design, *Robotics, Maintenance, Technicians, Models, Human factors engineering, Biomechanics, Anthropometry, Man machine systems, Man computer interface, Maintainability, Supports, Manufacturing, Industrial production, Efficiency, Optimization, Theses

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE