Accession Number : ADA329606

Title :   A Taxonomy of Motion Models for Simulation and Analysis of Maintenance Tasks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 95-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY CENTER FOR COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Personal Author(s) : Vujosevic, Ranko ; Ianni, John

PDF Url : ADA329606

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : To ensure that maintenance is optimized on future weapon systems, the Air Force's Armstrong Laboratory is developing a design tools called DEPTH (Design Evaluation for Personnel, Training and Human Factors). The "virtual mockup" approach is more timely, more flexible, and less costly than a physical mockup approach. DEPTH will also be used to provide logistics support analyses and demonstrate tasks for training purposes. One of the challenges in the development of DEPTH was to provide an efficient method to control the movement of human figure models. This paper describes development of a taxonomy of motion models to allow rapid simulation and evaluation of design maintainability and human-design interaction.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *MOTION, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SIMULATION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), WEAPON SYSTEMS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MAINTAINABILITY, LOGISTICS PLANNING, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE