Accession Number:

ADA582316

Title:

A Method to Assess the Human Factors Characteristics of Army Aviation Helicopter Crewstations

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Oct 2011-30 Sep 2012

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate ARL HRED assesses Army Aviation helicopter crewstation design for new and modified aircraft. This report describes the methodologies used to assess crewstation design including anthropometric modeling simulation and operational testing to evaluate pilot workload, situational awareness SA, crew coordination, and pilot-crewstation interface PCI anthropometric accommodation and use of a head and eye tracker to assess visual gaze and dwell times. The methods that ARL HRED uses to assess the human factors characteristics of Army Aviation helicopter crewstations have been successful in identifying and eliminating human factors design problems. To date, over 300 crewstation design issues have been identified and resolved for Army Aviation aircraft. ARL HRED will continue to ensure that Army Aviation crewstations are designed to help pilots perform their flight and mission tasks by using crewstation assessment methods to drive design changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE