Human Factors Consideration of UAS Procedures & Control Stations

This research seeks to provide guidance toward the development of new regulatory and guidance materials related to unmanned aeronautical vehicle (UAS) control station design and ergonomics, and pilot and crewmember procedures and operational requirements. This research will extend research being conducted under the ASSURE task A7 “UAS Human Factors Control Station Design Standards (plus Function Allocation, Training and Visual Observer).” This research includes two parallel, collaborating efforts. One will focus upon the development of control station requirements including (a) an evaluation of the minimum workstation control and display requirements and (b) control station ergonomics, safety, and work area design parameters. The second will focus on crewmember procedures and operational requirements. A literature survey will help to determine the operational differences between nominal and off-nominal UAS operation vs. piloting of a manned aircraft to identify minimum pilot-and-crew procedures and operational requirements. The second effort will leverage the control station study to ensure the recommendations are based upon the best practices for future control stations.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not been awarded.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Start Date: 20160808
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01610333
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2016 12:27PM