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Flight Physician - December, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association 2010 Wright State University

Flight Physician - December, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association

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A sixteen page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


The U2 Spy Plane Crisis: Turning Point In The Cold War, William Weiss 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The U2 Spy Plane Crisis: Turning Point In The Cold War, William Weiss

ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program

When the Soviets shot down Francis Gary Powers’ U2 spy plane in 1960, it caused an international crisis. Thanks to recently declassified US and former Soviet archives, we can now hear the inside story of what really happened as told by an American History writer & lecturer.


Developing Proactive Methods For General Aviation Data Collection, Scott Shappell, Carla Hackworth, Kali Holcomb, John Lanicci, Massoud Bazargan, Jaclyn Baron, Rebecca Iden, Daniel Halperin 2010 Clemson University

Developing Proactive Methods For General Aviation Data Collection, Scott Shappell, Carla Hackworth, Kali Holcomb, John Lanicci, Massoud Bazargan, Jaclyn Baron, Rebecca Iden, Daniel Halperin

Scott Shappell

Introduction. Over the last 20 years, nearly 40,000 general aviation (GA) aircraft were involved in accidents,
roughly 20% of which were fatal. To address this safety concern, scientists have often relied on accident data.
Because of the rare nature of accidents, commercial aviation incident and near miss data may prove to be useful
sources of safety information. In one such study, the National Transportation Safety Board interviewed GA
pilots that were flying near a weather-related accident in pursuit of a different perspective than that of the
accident pilot. Interviewing GA pilots about their own weather-related event may provide similar ...


Estimation Of Air Flow Angles Derived From An Inertial Navigation System, Brett Douglas Mather 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Estimation Of Air Flow Angles Derived From An Inertial Navigation System, Brett Douglas Mather

Theses - Daytona Beach

The purpose of this study is to explore the use of an Inertial Navigation System as a primary method for measuring aircraft air flow angles in flight testing. The traditional methods used to measure air flow angles consist of sensors external to the aircraft, such as an air data boom or an angle of attack probe. The advantage of using INS to measure air flow angles would be in the simplicity of the instrumentation. All components could be fixed internally, leaving minimal external modifications to the aircraft necessary for instrumentation. This would reduce costs and instrumentation time and enable air ...


Pilot Perception Of Light Emitting Diodes Versus Incandescent Elevated Runway Guard Lights, Hilary Stevens 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Pilot Perception Of Light Emitting Diodes Versus Incandescent Elevated Runway Guard Lights, Hilary Stevens

Dissertations and Theses

Pilots must understand and be aware of the purpose of each airport sign, light and marking, for there are numerous. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning on replacing the current incandescent lighting with far more economical LED airport lighting. In preparation for this change, two experiments were conducted for this thesis. Experiment 1 attempted to determine what pilots know about the meaning of the signs, markings and lights on the taxiways and runways through a questionnaire that was developed with the FAA. Experiment 2 evaluated pilot perception of LED lighting compared to current incandescent elevated runway guard lights.

The ...


A Day In The Life Of A Float Plane Charter Pilot, Bryan Cox 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott

A Day In The Life Of A Float Plane Charter Pilot, Bryan Cox

ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program

Ever taken a float plane trip or wanted to? Learn what it’s like to be a float plane pilot doing charter work in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. Hear this light-heated, informal, presentation by someone who has done all this for “fun and profit”!


The Taiwan Civil Aviation Safety Reporting (Tacare) System In Aircraft Maintenance: An Evaluation Of The Acceptance Of Voluntary Incident Reporting Programs For Maintenance Personnel In Taiwan, Yi-Fan (Tom) Chen 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

The Taiwan Civil Aviation Safety Reporting (Tacare) System In Aircraft Maintenance: An Evaluation Of The Acceptance Of Voluntary Incident Reporting Programs For Maintenance Personnel In Taiwan, Yi-Fan (Tom) Chen

Theses - Daytona Beach

The purpose of this research was to examine the effectiveness of the Taiwan Civil Aviation safety reporting (TACARE) system for maintenance personnel to improve aircraft safety. The research evaluated what are the issues that affect the participation of the TACARE system. The understandings of the safety culture for maintenance personnel in Taiwan were also analyzed. The research was conducted with a mixed method. The survey and interview were developed to sample the acceptance and opinions regarding the TACARE system for the maintenance personnel in Taiwan. Statistical analysis of the data from 605 survey respondents and 9 interviewees concluded the maintenance ...


Nonlinear Observers For Human-In-The-Loop Control Systems, Samuel Kitchen McKinley 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Nonlinear Observers For Human-In-The-Loop Control Systems, Samuel Kitchen Mckinley

Theses - Daytona Beach

The development of models for a human-in-the-loop with hardware is an area of ongoing research. The ability to simulate a human-in-the-loop with hardware provides a platform for better understanding the dynamics of human and machine cognition. A human-in-the-loop model provides information that can be used to design more efficient human interfaces and smarter autonomous assistant controllers. This can make a complex task such as flying an aircraft safer and more accessible. This thesis explores different possibilities for human operator models to be modeled in the loop with a vehicle. A human is modeled as a linear state feedback controller in ...


Redesigning Airport Diagrams With Principles Of Cognitive Psychology, Jacob Miller 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Redesigning Airport Diagrams With Principles Of Cognitive Psychology, Jacob Miller

Theses - Daytona Beach

The aviation community strives for air travel to be the safest form of transportation. The National Transportation Safety Board published a “Most Wanted” list to acknowledge the most threatening safety issues, and runway safety and runway incursions were at the top of their list. Furthermore, runway incursion statistics by the Federal Aviation Administration show that pilot deviations were the most common cause for runways incursions. Misunderstandings of airport diagrams may be one reason for pilot deviations. While navigating through airport taxiways, pilots refer to their airport diagrams as a map of the airport. Unfortunately, airport diagrams are not designed with ...


Will Very Light Jets Replace King Air Turboprops For Business Travel?, Vince Jean-Paul Pujalte 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Will Very Light Jets Replace King Air Turboprops For Business Travel?, Vince Jean-Paul Pujalte

Applied Aviation Sciences - Prescott

The purpose of this research was to determine if Very Light Jets (VLJs) such as the Eclipse 500 might replace the Beechcraft King Air Turboprop as the preferred aircraft for short regional flights. There are often significant distances from the location of a given company to the nearest customer. Traveling these distances requires travel time, significant funding, and inconvenience. The research method utilized developed and distributed a survey to present owners of Beechcraft King Air Turboprops used for regional business travel. After careful analysis of the data, the researcher concluded that the present owners of King Air Turboprops were very ...


Flight Physician - July, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association 2010 Wright State University

Flight Physician - July, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association

Browse all Civil Aviation Medical Association Newsletters

A sixteen page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


Effect Of Time Pressure And Task Uncertainty On Human Operator Performance And Workload For Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Missions, Trevor Peterson 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Effect Of Time Pressure And Task Uncertainty On Human Operator Performance And Workload For Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Missions, Trevor Peterson

Theses - Daytona Beach

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are being utilized at an increasing rate for a number of military applications. The potential for their use in the national airspace is also of interest to the Federal Aviation Administration, but there are some concerns about the safety of flying unmanned aircraft. The role of a UAS operator differs from that of a pilot in a manned aircraft, and this new role creates a need for a shift in interface and task design in order to take advantage of the full potential of these systems. This study examined the effect of time pressure and task ...


Flight Physician - April, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association 2010 Wright State University

Flight Physician - April, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association

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A twelve page newsletter of the Civil Aviation Medical Association. The newsletter provided news about civil aviation medicine and information related to the organization.


Interference Time Analysis For A Cognitive Radio On An Unmanned Aircraft, Naveen Mysore Balasubramanya 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Interference Time Analysis For A Cognitive Radio On An Unmanned Aircraft, Naveen Mysore Balasubramanya

Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis considers a model consisting of a cognitive radio (CR) on an unmanned aircraft (UA) and a network of licensed primary users on the ground. The cognitive radio uses the same frequency spectrum as the primary users for its operation and hence acts as an interferer. This work analyzes the duration of interference in such a model. It defines two important metrics -- the interference radius and the detection radius. The interference radius determines the boundary of the area within which a primary user might be subjected to harmful interference due to the operation of the CR. The detection radius ...


A Historical Look At The Av-8 Harrier Program, Bill O'Hara 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

A Historical Look At The Av-8 Harrier Program, Bill O'Hara

ERAU Prescott Aviation History Program

Hear the inside story of one of the most controversial airplanes ever introduced to Naval Aviation, as told by a Marine pilot with more than 3,000 hours in the Harrier. Bill (Prof) O’Hara, was also the real pilot in the movie “True Lies” with Arnold Schwarzenegger!


The New Aviation Meteorology Specialization In The Graduate Aeronautics Program At Embry-Riddle, John M. Lanicci, Erin A. Roberts 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The New Aviation Meteorology Specialization In The Graduate Aeronautics Program At Embry-Riddle, John M. Lanicci, Erin A. Roberts

School of Graduate Studies - Daytona Beach

The next 12 months will be an exciting time of growth in graduate aviation studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL campus. Beginning in Fall Semester 2009, a new Area of Concentration (AOC) in Aviation Meteorology will be added to the Master of Science in Aeronautics (MSA) program, and the new Doctoral program in Aviation will be starting in January 2010. The Aviation Meteorology AOC adds a crucial specialty to the existing MSA options in Air Traffic Management, Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology, Aviation/Aerospace Management, Aviation/Aerospace Operations, and Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems.

The Aviation Meteorology AOC is ...


Hardware Certification For Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems: State Of The Art, Andrew J. Kornecki, Janusz Zalewski 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Hardware Certification For Real-Time Safety-Critical Systems: State Of The Art, Andrew J. Kornecki, Janusz Zalewski

Electrical, Computer, Software and Systems Engineering - Daytona Beach

This paper discusses issues related to the RTCA document DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware and its consequences for hardware certification. In particular, problems related to circuits’ compliance with DO-254 in avionics and other industries are considered. Extensive literature review of the subject is given, including current views on and experiences of chip manufacturers and EDA industry with qualification of hardware design tools, including formal approaches to hardware verification. Some results of the authors’ own study on tool qualification are presented.


Aviation History, Southwest Minnesota State University 2010 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Aviation History, Southwest Minnesota State University

Aeronautics

Bibliography and photographs of a display of government documents from Southwest Minnesota State University.


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