Accession Number:

AD0262988

Title:

A SAMPLE EVALUATION OF HUMAN ENGINEERING IN AIR FORCE BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAMS

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TEST GROUP (DEVELOPMENT) (6593RD) EDWARDS AFB CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A human engineering evaluation was made of the Titan R and D Preflight Checker and Controller. The results are presented for the purpose of providing evidance signifying inadequacies in human engineering efforts within the Air Force ballistic missile programs. This evaluation includes a review of Air Force human engineering contractor requirements. Human engineering problems concerning the equipment evaluated include the kind of modular packaging used maintenance and accessibility of internal components the use of failure-prone and expensive transilluminated indicator lights inaccessible heights of racks and other discrepancies of certain exterior design features such as controls, panel layout. Establishment of a short practical human engineering training course assigning certain human engineering monitoring responsibilities to Air Force engineers and reviewing the effectiveness of allocation of manpower to management functions on the one hand and operational activities on the other, within the ballistic missile personnel subsystem programs is described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE