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Research Institute
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Workshop Sponsors
» Air Force Office of Scientific Research
» Air Force Research Laboratory
» L3 Communications
» Research Integrations, Inc.

Nancy J. Cooke

The term “unmanned” is misleading when used in the context of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) as well as other remotely operated vehicles. UAV operations involve many people ranging from those in the UAV ground control station and Air Operations Center to those in nearby manned aircraft. Analogies of UAV operations to manned flight or air traffic control tasks misrepresent the complexity of UAV operations. Trends toward reduced staffing of operations, increased number of vehicles to control, and integration with other air operations and combat functions are all associated with critical human factors issues. This workshop follows on the heels of the highly successful First, Second, and Third Annual Human Factors of UAVs Workshops. The objective of this workshop is to unite the human factors research community with the UAV operational community and UAV developers to identify the critical human factors challenges associated with UAV operations and provide a venue for disseminating peer-reviewed research results in this growing area. This year, in addition to research papers focusing on human factors issues pertinent to UAVs, we are especially interested in hearing perspectives from operators, designers, and human factors researchers related to the use of UAVs for border security and homeland defense.

Presentations & Abstracts
Welcome and Logistics; Cooke, N.J.; Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI).
Opening Address: The Value of High Fidelity Training for UAS Crewmen:
Jeff Goldfinger; L-3 Communications.
Keynote Address #1: Specialized Visual Tools for Border Security
Unmanned Aircraft System’s Operations
; Bruce P. Hunn; ARL, Ft. Huachuca, AZ.
Keynote Address #2: Predator Combat Operations in CENTAF AOR: Lines of Communication and Border Patrol; Maj. Matt Martin; USAF.
Appropriate Delegation to Automation: Control to Fit the Context; Funk, H., Miller, C., Shively, J., & Flaherty, S.; Smart Information Flow Technologies, U.S. Army AFDD.  Click here for Abstract.
Eliminating the Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff with Highly Reliable Automation; Dixon, S., Trafimow, D., Hughes, J., & McCarley, J.; NMSU, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Click here for Abstract.
Impaired Pilot/Operator Detection and Response System; Matos, J. & Milde, K.; M & M Technologies.  Click here for Abstract.
Lessons from Designing Controller-Pilot Data Link Communication for UAVs; Berglund, A., Andersson, R., & Ekström, H.; Saab Aerosystems.  Click here for Abstract.
Acquisition and Retention of Team UAV Coordination Skill; Cooke, N. J., Amazeen, N., Andrews, D., Duran, J., Gorman, J., Pedersen, H., Rowe, L., Taylor, A., & Winner, J.; CERI, AFRL, ASU, NMSU.
PACERS: Platoon Aid for Collective Employment of Robotic Systems; Durlach, P.; U.S. Army Research Institute.  Click here for Abstract.
Effect of Fatigue and Type of Training Strategy on UAV Simulator Performance; Andre, T., Hunt, J., Crews, A., & Gluck, K.; USAF Academy, Air Force Research Laboratory.  Click here for Abstract.
Cognitive Ability and the Prediction of UAV Team Members’ Performance; Hinsz,V., Ladbury, J., & Park, E.; North Dakota State University, Cleveland State University.  Click here for Abstract.
Decision Making and Human Error for Predator: the 21st Century Warriors; Herz, R., & Nullmeyer, B.; United States Air Force Research Laboratory.  Click here for Abstract.
An Empirical Approach to UAS Crewmember Medical Certification; Tvaryanas, A; USAF Performance Enhancement Directorate.  Click here for Abstract.
Human Factors Issues in Unmanned Aerial System Training; Pedersen, H, Cooke, N., Gesell, L., Hartman, J., Skinner, M., & Pack, W.; CERI, ASU, NMSU.  Click here for Abstract.
Multi-UAV Supervisory Control Interface Technology (MUSCIT); Patzek, M., Draper, M., Feitshans, G., Liggett, K., & Calhoun, G.; Air Force Research Laboratory.  Click here for Abstract.
Designing Multiple UAV Displays Based on the Human Capacity to Process Information; Marshak, W. & Collier, J.; SYTRONICS Inc.   Click here for Abstract.
Adjustable Autonomy in Swarms of UAV; s.Legras, F. & Coppin, G.; ENST Bretagne-LUSSI.  Click here for Abstract.
Appropriate Spatiotemporal Scope of Automation and Interface Elements in UAV Assisted Wilderness Search and Rescue; Cooper, J., Goodrich, M., Gerhardt, D., & Morse, B.; Brigham Young University.  Click here for Abstract.
UAVs in Civil Airspace: Toward a Human-Centered Concept of Autonomous Flight Operations; Berglund, A., Tyseng, M., Westin, C., Nisser, T., & Hilburn, B.; Saab Aerosystems, Lund University of Aviation.  Click here for Abstract.
Effect of Input Control Device on Performance during Training to Operate a Simulated Micro Aerial Vehicle; Durlach, P. & Neumann, J.; U.S. Army Research Institute1, Dell Inc.  Click here for Abstract.
Determining the Impact of Auditory Peripheral Displays for UAV Operators; Graham, H., Fouse, A., Cummings, M., & Pfautz, J.; MIT, Charles River Analytics, Inc. 
Closing Comments; Cooke, N.J.; Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI).

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