Funded Research

Funding: $750K
A-7: UAS Human Factors Station Design Standards
Drexel University is leading a team of experts from New Mexico State, The Ohio State University and the University of North Dakota to what should - and shouldn't - be automated in UAS and how to display critical information to UAS crews. The University of North Dakota and New Mexico State will then research how to train and certify UAS crew based on these requirements. This research will help the FAA set standards for how critical functions are automated in a UAS ground station and how UAS operators receive vital flight data. It will also help the FAA decide how to certify and train UAS crew.

Proposed Research


W60: Human Factors Considerations of UAS Pilot and Crew Training, Procedures and Control Stations, $900K

ASSURE Human Factors Advantages

Academic programs in human factors\human-centered computing (B.S, M.S. and Ph.D.)
Training programs for UAS pilot, UAS payload operators and Air Traffic Controllers
Development of user interfaces for multi-agent, multi-mission control
Analysis of remote pilot performance under latency
Eye-tracking technology to assess the operator's visual attention and workload
Various wearable biometric devices to capture operator physiological responses