Accession Number : AD0123424


Title :   COCKPIT DESIGN STUDIES. STANDARD COCKPIT MOCKUP: SELECTION OF SUBJECTS FOR AIRCREW STATION DESIGN EXPERIMENTATION


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER LAKEHURST NJ AEROSPACE CREW EQUIPMENT LAB


Personal Author(s) : GIFFORD, E C ; GAITO, J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/123424.pdf


Report Date : 12 Feb 1957


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : The results of the use of the factor analysis technique as an aid in selecting subjects for aircrew station design experimentation are reported. As a prelude to an investigation concerning the effects of various equipment such as the full pressure suit on operational performance, eleven morphological features were selected which were considered critical in defining cockpit dimensions and arrangement and location of various equipment. However, the probability of obtaining subjects who would fall at approximately the same percentile points, relative to a specific population, in each of these features is extremely small. By the use of factor analysis, it was determined that three basic factors were present and the morphological feature or features with the highest loading on each single factor were selected to represent that factor. This technique allowed the use of a more economical procedure which requires that subjects fan at approximately the same percentile points in five morphological features.


Descriptors :   *COCKPITS , *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , NAVAL AVIATION , ANTHROPOMETRY , FACTOR ANALYSIS , PRESSURE SUITS


Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE