Accession Number : ADA135590

Title :   Science of Integration.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Apr 82-1 Jul 83,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Hyman,W A ; Hutchingson,R D ; Lessard,C ; Das,B

PDF Url : ADA135590

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This project identified under the term integration, rules, guidelines, and management processes which, when followed, would result in optimal system performance and the avoidance of certain types of problems which presently exist in aircrew life support equipment. The occurance of burdensome of otherwise problematical equipment is frequently a result of poorly defined design constraints rather than lack of integration. Therefore, lack of integration is not necessarily the cause of equipment problems, nor will integration necessarily alleviate them. Integration, the combining of tasks of system hardware so as to optimize a system design with respect to preselected parameters, requires a detailed specification of the critical parameters and sufficient design a alternatives such that the optimum design can be selected. Both technical and managerial research, development, and implementation control are necessary to (a) properly define subsystem design constraints, (b) identify existing subsystems that can or must be redesigned to accommodate other new subsystems, and (c) test any resultant system for overall compliance with total function and total constraints.

Descriptors :   *Human factors engineering, *Life support systems, *Aircraft equipment, *Integrated systems, Integration, Systems engineering, Optimization, Performance(Engineering), Man machine systems, Limitations, Specifications, Parameters, Management, Control, Research management, Weight, Reliability, Maintainability, Flight crews

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE