Accession Number : ADP001144

Title :   A Self-Contained, Man-Borne Biomedical Instrumentation System in the Flight Testing of Naval Weapons Systems,


Personal Author(s) : Call,Douglas W. ; Kelly,David M. ; Robertson,Douglas G.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The historical lack of aircrew physiological data has prevented its use in the definition and evaluation of airborne man-machine systems. Recognizing this deficiency, a joint Navy and Air Force program has resulted in the development of a self-contained man-borne In-Flight Physiological Data Acquisition System (IFPDAS). This system is capable of obtaining and recording up to 32 channels of physiological and engineering parameters for flight durations to four hours. A ground based microprocessor provides computer analysis of this data. At present, the Navy is establishing a methodology for the employment of the system, developing analytical software, and collecting operational flight data. Further plans for the IFPDAS include collecting and processing multi-parameter physiological and environmental data from aircrewmen to more thoroughly describe the tactical flight environment and thus support proper development of aircrew life support and weapons systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Pilots, *workload, *Performance(Human), *Man machine systems, *Psychophysiology, Human factors engineering, Physiology, Stress(Physiology), Endurance(Physiology), Stimulation(Physiology), Tolerances(Physiology), Operational effectiveness, Efficiency, Data acquisition, Cockpits, Flight testing, Biomechanics, Biomedicine, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE