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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.


The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author gives a psychological perspective on the security of aviation cargo shipments.


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

Publications

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 ...


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

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.


Simulation Modeling And Analysis Of Tnmcs For The B-1 Strategic Bomber, Carl R. Parson 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Simulation Modeling And Analysis Of Tnmcs For The B-1 Strategic Bomber, Carl R. Parson

Theses and Dissertations

Simulation provides a method of modeling complex systems which would otherwise be impractical for quantitative experimentation. While other analytic techniques have been used to explore Total Non-Mission Capable [due to] Supply (TNMCS) rates, simulation offers a novel approach to discovering what aspects of the supply chain impact this metric. This research develops a discrete event simulation to investigate factors which affect TNMCS rates for the B-1B by modeling the core processes within the Air Force (AF) supply chain. A notional fleet of 16 aircraft at a single air base (Ellsworth AFB, SD) is modeled based on historical supply and maintenance ...


Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Spot Off: The Gao Takes On The Tsa’S Behavior Detection Program, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently Issued Efforts to Validate TSA’s Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Problems (May 2010, GAO-10-763). This IBPP article will describe and comment on the main GAO findings and additional data on which the findings are based. The article will end with some basic challenges to behavior detection as a useful security measure.


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 ...


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 ...


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

Flight Physician - April, 2010, Civil Aviation Medical Association

Browse all Civil Aviation Medical Association Newsletters

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


A Simulation Based Methodology To Examine The B-1b'S An/Alq-161 Maintenance Process, Ricardo R. Garza 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

A Simulation Based Methodology To Examine The B-1b'S An/Alq-161 Maintenance Process, Ricardo R. Garza

Theses and Dissertations

The B-1 Bomber is the Air Force’s only supersonic, conventional-only strike platform. This thesis looks at the maintenance procedures associated with the defensive electronic counter measure (ECM) system on the B-1B, designated the AN/ALQ-161. Computer simulation of the current line-replaceable-unit maintenance network for Ellsworth AFB and Dyess AFB is modeled. In addition, two hypothetical repair networks are proposed and analyzed. This research considers the applicability of this type of computer simulation, using ARENA software to study the AN/ALQ-161 repair system. The contribution of this research is a discrete simulation methodology specific to the AN/ALQ-161 LRU repair ...


An Exploration Of The Effects Of Maintenance Manning On Combat Mission Readiness Utilizing Agent Based Modeling, Adam S. MacKenzie 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

An Exploration Of The Effects Of Maintenance Manning On Combat Mission Readiness Utilizing Agent Based Modeling, Adam S. Mackenzie

Theses and Dissertations

Agent based models have been shown to be powerful tools in describing processes and systems centered on individual behaviors and local interactions (i.e. “bottom-up”) between specific entities. Current application areas tend to be focused within the business and social science arenas, although their usefulness has been demonstrated in the modeling of various chemistry and physics-based systems. Conversely, many highly process-oriented systems, such as manufacturing environments, tend to be modeled via “top-down” methods, including discrete or continuous event simulations among others. As a result, potentially critical attributes of the entities or resources modeled with these methods (spatial properties, “learning curve ...


Simulation Analysis Of High Velocity Maintenance For The B-1b, Anson R. Park 2010 Air Force Institute of Technology

Simulation Analysis Of High Velocity Maintenance For The B-1b, Anson R. Park

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the impact that High Velocity Maintenance (HVM) will have on aircraft availability rates for the B-1B by examining the proposed changes to the field maintenance and supply processes for the two B-1B squadrons of the 28th Bombardment Wing located at Ellsworth AFB, SD. There is a significant restructuring of depot level maintenance planned with the implementation of HVM, and the impact that this will have on base-level operations is important to determine, for it will provide insight as to whether or not HVM will be a feasible program with a high probability of successfully improving B-1B aircraft ...


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