Accession Number : ADA320038

Title :   Volume III. Systems Phase, Chapter 3: Human Factors.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : McCloy, Thomas ; Wenning, Robert ; Stollings, Mike

PDF Url : ADA320038

Report Date : 01 JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Many of the man-made products and environments of our civilization are created by people, for use by people in their everyday lives as in our mission, the defense of our nation. In many such instances the design features of the products and environments directly influence the success of the mission; this often results in the ultimate bottom line, mission success or failure, life or death. This text deals with some of the problems and processes that are involved in man's efforts to design an aircraft and pilot/aircrew interface so they optimally serve their intended use. In today's environment of high technology, we design aircraft with exceptional performance, agility, and complexity, such that the operator(s), the human, has become the weak link, the limiting factor of the weapons system. This effort constitutes an attempt to expose you as evaluators of weapons systems to some of the areas of concern where man and machine meet.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTS, AIRCRAFT, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LIMITATIONS, MANMADE.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE