Accession Number : ADA309802

Title :   Female Upper Body Dynamic Strength Requirements in High Performance Aircraft. A Selected Bibliography.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 94-31 May 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV WARMINSTER PA

Personal Author(s) : Shender, Barry S.

PDF Url : ADA309802

Report Date : 01 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces has expanded the role of women in the military with its new 'gender-neutral' assignment policy. NAWCADWAR is conducting a series of tests to determine 'gender neutral' dynamic strength requirements for small stature females performing operationally relevant tasks in a high performance cockpit. This report contains a bibliography of the results of a literature review conducted prior to drafting a human use test plan. It is not intended to be an extensive review of all areas in which male and female strength capabilities differ. Instead it highlights information pertinent to strength assessments in general, measurement modalities and interpretation, published male and female strength data as well as extrapolated female strength capabilities under normal and in acceleration environments and specific strength requirements associated with high performance flight under normal and emergency conditions. It also contains a list of other bibliographies which compile gender related differences in human factors and performance.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *ELECTROMYOGRAPHY, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EMERGENCIES, HIGH RATE, AIRCRAFT, COCKPITS, FLIGHT CREWS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ACCELERATION, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, USER NEEDS, ERGONOMICS, WOMEN, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), FEMALES, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MUSCLE RELAXANTS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE