Vehicle Level Human Performance Modeling for Military Vehicle Simulation 2007-01-2508
The U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (RDECOM TARDEC) is currently developing a Vehicle Level Human Performance Model (VLHPM) as an advance design tool that can operate alone or in coordination with human research participants. This model has been used to reduce the number of participants necessary for testing vehicle capabilities, effective survivability measures, and joint operability and its functionality is being expanded for use in upcoming experiments. The VLHPM has benefited RDECOM by providing a portable alternative to human participant use, reducing development of prototypes, manpower costs and the need for training. This paper discusses the structure and capabilities of the model, architectural challenges of developing and integrating the model, and factors involved in testing and verifying the model.