Human Factors Engineering
Human factors engineering has been the foundation of System Technology’s work since its inception. This research started off with pilot-vehicle analysis, simulation and flight test experiments. Research expanded to driver/vehicle studies in the 1960’s and 70’s, and this work continues today with analysis, simulation and flight test research. Past research has involved investigations of human operator behavior (pilots, drivers, astronauts, mariners) and human/machine interaction and performance.
Studies have involved human/machine interface, human operator psychomotor functions, cognitive and biodynamic behavior, including both objective and subjective assessments. Systems Technology has also studied the human operator under various impairments, including alcohol, drugs and fatigue. Tools have been developed and used for this work including simulation, vehicle instrumentation, computer models, and a range of assessment paradigms and analysis algorithms (describing functions, wavelets, multivariate statistical procedures, etc.).
Systems Technology’s research and development in Human Factors Engineering focuses on the following:
Human Factors Engineering Capabilities:
- Critical Tracking Task
- Novice Driver Training
- Statistical Analysis Procedures
- Pilot-vehicle systems
- Simulator Fidelity
Human Operator Models
- Biodynamic Modeling
- Human Operator Assessment
- Human Operator/Vehicle Behavior
- Pilot-Induced Oscillations