Accession Number:

ADA049999

Title:

Morphology of Design of Aerospace Systems with Inclusion of Human Factors

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept. 1 Oct 1976-31 Aug 1977

Corporate Author:

HOUSTON UNIV TX

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This research report is intended to provide a basic clarification of the decision structure and methodology for the design of a high technology, large scale system with emphasis on integration of human factors and their associated metrics. The report summarizes and relates the design morphology to current USAF methodology for the management of system design, defines and classifies human factors which influence the decision structure of design, and clarifies the nature of subjective and objective requirements which are inputs to the decision structure. The conceptual framework developed as an effective approach to the solution of the problem of human factors inclusion into the design morphology is that of a three dimensional matrix representing the relationship among human factors, the design steps, and the current literature. This relationship allows for explicit human factors inclusion during the preliminary design phase of a new system and the resultant inclusion in the criteria function for the optimal design configuration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE