Improving the Computational Usability of Unstructured Pilot Medical Certification Data

​The purpose of this project is to continue development of the Office of Aerospace Medicine’s data management environment to support aeromedical certification and drug abatement safety risk management and safety assurance functions. Presently, the Office of Aerospace Medicine receives a large volume of medical documentation developed by healthcare providers external to the FAA in support of individual pilots’ applications for medical certification. This documentation primarily takes the form of unstructured, scanned documents. This project addresses the question of how FAA obtained, externally generated, scanned medical data can be transformed to improve data availability for exploration and analysis. This project will research and implement efficient means for scanning and transcribing FAA-obtained medical data. It will also identify processes or methodologies for extracting and transforming information from scanned medical data, as well as providing recommendations and/or tools for data exploration and analysis. Lastly, it will design and implement a database for transcribed data for inclusion in the overall aerospace medicine safety management system data environment.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $647,400
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aerospace Medicine

      800 Independence Ave., SW
      DC, Washington  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Civil Aerospace Medical Institute-Federal Aviation Administration

      P.O. Box 25082
      Oklahoma City, OK  United States  73125
    • Project Managers:

      Tvaryanas, Anthony

    • Performing Organizations:


      7525 Colshire Drive
      McLean, VA  United States  22102-7539
    • Principal Investigators:

      Horowitz, Charles

    • Start Date: 20220916
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230628
    • Actual Completion Date: 20230920
    • USDOT Program: Aeromedical Research

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01860747
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
    • Contract Numbers: 693KA8-22-C-00001
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 8 2022 2:01PM