Accession Number:

ADA498172

Title:

Anthropometric Survey (ANSUR) II Pilot Study: Methods and Summary Statistics

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 13 Jun 2006-4 Sep 2008

Corporate Author:

ANTHROTECH YELLOW SPRINGS OH

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

Virtually every Army materiel system in use was designed andor sized using a database of anthropometric information that is 20 years old. It was based on the Army Anthropometric Survey ANSUR, which was conducted in 1988 on only Active Duty Soldiers. However, more than one-half of todays fighting forces are National Guard and Reserve component troops. A pilot study ANSUR II was recently undertaken to 1 assess anthropometric change since 1988 within the Active Army 2 to assess anthropometric differences among Army Active, Reserve, and National Guard components and 3 to provide guidance on whether a further, more comprehensive survey and an update of the current ANSUR database are needed. This report provides measurement methods and summary statistics for 25 body measurements made on 2811 male and 651 female soldiers in the pilot study. The anthropometric change since 1988 and tests of component differences are presented in a separate technical report. The subjects were weighted by component, sex, age, and racialethnic group to match Total Army demographics as of March 2007 in order to provide interim design guidance on Total Army body size distributions as of March 2007.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE