Proactive human factors engineering analysis in space station design using the computer manikin jack
Paper i proceeding, 2000

In this case study, a human factors analysis was carried out in the preliminary design phase of the Cupola, a European Space Agency (ESA) module for manned space flights for the International Space Station (ISS). The manikin software Jack® was used early in the design process before any flight hardware production. All Cupola astronaut tasks were evaluated in a virtual environment of the Cupola. Methodological aspects concerning the analysis are described, e.g. file processing, use of coordinate systems and the use of a prior task analysis. Results show that the thorough manikin analysis supported with the hierarchical task analysis results, was an important help in the design process.

Computer Manikin




Space station design

Human engineering

Space stations


Anders Sundin

Institutionen för människa tekniksystem

Roland Örtengren

Institutionen för människa tekniksystem

Hans Sjöberg

Institutionen för människa tekniksystem

SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering International Conference and Exposition


Övrig annan teknik

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