A7 — UAS Human Factors Control Station Design Standards (Plus Function Allocation, Training, and Visual Observer)

The objective of the work was to develop recommendations for minimum unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control station standards and guidelines, as well as observations and recommendations for UAS pilot and visual observer (VO) training and certification guidelines. The recommendations focused on operation of fixed-wing unmanned aircraft larger than 55 pounds operated beyond visual line of sight in an integrated National Airspace System (NAS). The research approach included (1) a review of human-automation function allocation literature applicable to UAS control station design; (2) development of recommendations for minimum human-automation function allocation; (3) a review of planning literature relevant to UAS operation; (4) a review of UAS control station research literature, selected operational control stations, federal regulations, and incidents/accidents literature;m information requirements for safe UAS operation in the NAS, (6) development (5) development of recommendations for minimu of recommended certification and training requirements for UAS pilots; and (7) development of recommended certification and training requirements for VOs. UAS pilot subject matter experts were leveraged throughout the project tasks, including as reviewers of the recommendations. The results of the work are expected to inform the development of regulations for UAS automation strategies, control station design, UAS pilot and crewmember training and certification, and VO training and certification.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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  • Accession Number: 01666920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2018 9:15AM