Accession Number : ADP007199

Title :   Statistical Analysis of Anthropometric Data,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Robinson, David G. ; Grant, Michael

Report Date : 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A major source of problems in poor fitting environmental protection equipment is the lack of proper consideration of the possible variation among aircrew facial feature sets. The design of flight equipment is currently based on rather outdated mechanical anthropometric measuring techniques with limited justification for specific size and shape characteristics. This paper discusses the preliminary attempt to statistically capture this variability in an organized manner. Three-dimensional data collected from a laser scan of 200 subjects were statistically summarized for presentation and analysis. However, the techniques applied to the problem go beyond the classical Fourier or trend surface methods. Statistical methods traditionally reserved for geology were applied allowing full consideration of the correlation structure of the facial area.

Descriptors :   *CORRELATION, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, FITTINGS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT CREWS, GEOLOGY, LASERS, PAPER, PROTECTION, SHAPE, STRUCTURES, SURFACES, VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE