Author Archives: Emily Jones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

We are very excited to share that we have added a report to our website that summarizes our first year efforts on tasks related to developing human factors guidelines for Ground Control Station (GCS) design and operations. This work is being performed as part of the Human Systems Integration (HSI) component of the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) integration in the National Airspace System (NAS). In 2012, we focused our efforts on gathering and describing information to be used as a foundation for developing the human factors guidelines and for future tasks in support of the NASA UAS Integration in the NAS project. Year 1 Tasks and Objectives In Year 1 of this project we completed a review of the 14 CFR Part 23 and Part 25 FAA regulations, analyzed the results and determined requirements for ground control stations that may not be adequately covered by the regulations. In addition, … Continue reading

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organizing_information (1)

For many of our project tasks at RII, we oftentimes find ourselves organizing and summarizing what can seem like an overwhelming amount of information at first glance. However, experience has taught me that just a few simple steps to these types of tasks turns the seemingly insurmountable into something that is much more manageable and easy to accomplish. Some organizational writing tasks will easily lend themselves to an obvious form of organizing or the overall structure and discussion areas may be predetermined or required by your customer. However, for those tasks where you are determining the ideal organization based on the information and findings in the material itself, I find the following approach to be helpful: Know the purpose of the task Before diving in, be sure to understand the unique purpose and goal of your task. This includes an understanding of the research objective and especially the specific needs … Continue reading

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