54 Man/System Technology and Life Support
Includes human factors engineering, bionics, man-machine systems, life support, space suits and protective clothing. For related information see also 16 Space Transportation; and 52 Aerospace Medicine.
Man-Machine System – A system in which the functions of the man and the machine are interrelated and necessary for the operation of the system. AGARD Multilingual Aeronautical Dictionary, 1980.
Life Support System – That complex of equipment which provides for the maintained health, comfort, and security of a vehicle occupant. Usage excludes atmospheric control (environmental control) but includes provision of food and water, waste collection and disposal, escape and survival gear. AGARD Multilingual Aeronautical Dictionary, 1980.
Exhaustive Interest : Equipment and systems specifically concerned with the human aspects of aeronautical and space flight.
Selective Interest : Equipment, systems, and life support from non-aerospace activities (other transportation systems, oceanography, mining, industry, and the like) that may have an application in the human aspects of aeronautical and space flight.
Negative Interest : Industrial- and transportation-related equipment, systems, etc. with no aerospace applications.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest