Accession Number : ADA298758

Title :   Maintenance Simulation: Research and Applications.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 91-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Ianni, John D.

PDF Url : ADA298758

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Animated human figure models (HFMs) allow maintenance activity to be visualized on computer-aided design (CAD) geometry. These visual simulations have made it possible to simulate a much fuller range of human motion. Armstrong Laboratory's (AL) Design Evaluation for Personnel, Training, and Human Factors (DEPTH) project is taking advantage of these new technologies to improve weapon system design analysis, maintenance training, and logistics support analysis. DEPTH HFMs can be controlled with motion tracking devices (for hands and full body) or with models of maintenance tasks. Other DEPTH developments include Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) support, allowing DEPTH to communicate with other simulations and logistics document generation, for automated creation of technical manuals and support requirements. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *VIRTUAL REALITY, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, IMAGE PROCESSING, SCENARIOS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, AUTOMATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, JOB TRAINING, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, THREE DIMENSIONAL, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER VISION, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE