UAS Human Factors Considerations

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 should not - 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.


    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:





    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

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

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State University, MS  United States  39762
    • Performing Organizations:

      Drexel University

      32nd and Chestnut Streets
      Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104

      University of North Dakota

      Grand Forks, ND  United States 

      Regents of New Mexico State University

      Las Cruces, NM  United States 

      Ohio State University

      Columbus, OH  United States 

      Oregon State University

      321 Richardson Hall
      Corvallis, OR  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ellen, Bass

      Bridewell, John

      Dolgov, Igor

      Smith, Phil

      Claudio, David

    • Start Date: 20151103
    • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Centers of Excellence
    • Subprogram: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01589870
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence
    • Contract Numbers: 15-C-UAS-DU-01, 15-C-UAS-UND-03, 15-C-UAS-NMSU-03, 15-C-UAS-OSU-03
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 5 2016 10:00AM