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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 
 
Proceedings of a Workshop
Human-Automation Interaction Considerations for Unmanned Aerial System
Integration into the National Airspace System
      
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Workshop Highlights


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 This publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 to advance the understanding of the human factors/human-systems integration issues associated with the full integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System.



January 2018 Workshop Description


Agenda

This 2-day workshop aimed at advancing the understanding of the human factors/human systems integration issues associated with the full integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) was held on January 10-11, 2018. The workshop focused on human interaction considerations relevant to the design and operations of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology, particularly within the context of implementing automation capabilities within ground control stations (GCS). The workshop will highlight existing human factors and human-systems integration research while identifying opportunities to address gaps and opportunities in research, application, and implementation. The committee did an excellent job of planning and participating in the event with each member moderating a session and in some cases being a panelist as well. There were over 75 attendees from government, industry, and academic institutions. The sponsor, NASA, was very excited about the meeting and hopes to hold a similar function in a year. After the workshop, proceedings of a workshop of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur and published following the National Academies' policies and procedures for such publications, including the standard review procedures.

Sponsor:  NASA



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Statement of Work

An ad hoc steering committee will plan and conduct a 2-day workshop aimed at advancing the understanding of the human factors/human systems integration issues associated with the full integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). The focus will be on human interaction considerations relevant to the design and operations of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology, particularly within the context of implementing automation capabilities within ground control stations (GCS). The workshop will highlight existing human factors and human-systems integration research while identifying opportunities to address gaps and opportunities in research, application, and implementation. The committee will define the specific topics to be addressed, develop the agenda, and select and invite speakers and other participants. After the workshop, proceedings of a workshop of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur and published following the National Academies’ policies and procedures for such publications, including the standard review procedures.
 

Steering Committee

Nancy Tippins, (chair), The Nancy T. Tippins Group, LLC
David R. Arterburn, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Ellen Bass, Drexel University
John-Paul B. Clarke, Georgia Institute of Technology
Mary Cummings, Duke University
Doug Davis, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, Inc
John Hansman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Christopher Miller, Smart Information Flow Technologies
Julie Ryan, Wyndrose Technical Group
 



Staff Information

 

Daniel Talmage, Study Director
Toby Warden, Board Director
Alan Angleman, ASEB Liaison
Kelly Arrington, Senior Program Assistant

 

 


 

Contact


For more information, contact:
 

   Kelly Arrington
  
Phone: (202) 334-3776


Mailing Address


Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

     
      


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