Cockpit Geometry Evaluation. Volume IV. Mathematical Model.
Final rept. 1 Jan 69-31 Jan 70 on Phase 2,
BOEING CO SEATTLE WASH MILITARY AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS DIV
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The Cockpit Geometry Evaluation CGE Program is developing a computerized method to evaluate the physical compatibility of crew members with crew stations beginning with the conceptual phases of the design. The method uses a mathematical link-system model of a human crew member to represent any specified member of a human population. Three approaches to the problem of simulating human motion on the computer are examined. The two most important approaches require the development of algorithms to specify values for link-system orientation parameters. Since a baseline model was required for Phase I of the CGE Program, a general mathematical technique based on nonlinear optimization was selected to solve for link-system parameters. The optimization model was refined during Phase II and validated against selected human subject motions. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems