Comparison of Two Fire Truck Turret Control Systems
DOD AIRCRAFT GROUND FIRE SUPPRESSION AND RESCUE OFFICE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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Eight Air Force fire fighting instructors performed a variety of tasks using a standard turret control system a manually operated, hydraulically assisted system and a newly designed electro-hydraulic hand held remote turret control system. The non-fire tests, demanding speed and accuracy, were negotiated significantly better with the new remote system. However, neither system outperformed the other in the fire tests. Perceptual problems caused by the fire and smoke limited operator perforamnce, especially when using the new remote system.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
- Safety Engineering