Accession Number:

ADA022482

Title:

Comparison of Two Fire Truck Turret Control Systems

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DOD AIRCRAFT GROUND FIRE SUPPRESSION AND RESCUE OFFICE WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-26

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE