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(3) Very good.
Before you attend to any other considerations, you would
want to be sure that the cockpit fits the people who will use it.
It is extremely important to make sure that the physical surroundings
are designed to accommodate the range of body dimensions possessed by the
potential users of the system.
Remember, in today's military we have female as well as male troops.
So, the 5th to 95th range must include female data if you expect female
In some situations (like the chin strap of a helmet, remember?)
your design must be twofold: 5th to 95th for male user equipment and 5th to
95 for female user equipment. In other cases (such as the cab of a truck)
you will need to use the broadest (5th to 95th) range.
That is, the 5th
percentile female to the 95th percentile male data.
Now the next set of questions that you must consider concerns the
basic structural dimensions, as well as various function dimensions of the
work place: How high from the floor should the seating be?
How far from
the controls should the seating be in order to allow the operator to grasp
the various knobs, switches, and levers without strain?
How high should
work surfaces be for seated personnel?
For standing personnel?
the idea. What two sources will aid you the most in providing answers to
the above questions?
(1) TM 29-76 and MIL-STD-1472. Turn to Page 75.
(2) MIL-STD-1472 and MIL-HDBK-759. Turn to Page 73.
(3) RFP and ROC. Turn to Page 32.
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(1) Because a system is 'automatic' does not mean that human interface is
not required. Return to Page 6.