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What We Have Learned About Experience, Time Pressure, And Difficult Tradeoffs From Experiments With Firefighters In Virtual Reality, Nir Keren Nov 2012

What We Have Learned About Experience, Time Pressure, And Difficult Tradeoffs From Experiments With Firefighters In Virtual Reality, Nir Keren

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In general, attendees will learn that experience does not guarantee faster and more accurate decisions. Furthermore, experienced firefighters demonstrated higher level of threat‐related stress than inexperienced firefighters.


Factors Considered In The Development Of Curricular Content In Engineering Technology For Diverse Audiences, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux Nov 2012

Factors Considered In The Development Of Curricular Content In Engineering Technology For Diverse Audiences, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Supply chains which handle and process bulk materials such as food ingredients and food stuffs have unique needs and challenges. Bulk material supply chains are characterized by the aggregation of large, homogeneous lots of product intended for a wide spectrum of end uses. Transportation and storage functions are also completed within a large-scale system, which add complexity to the management of these types of supply chains (Thakur & Hurburgh, 2009). Uncertainty and risk management are especially challenging.

The systems approach of engineering technology offers strategies for managing operations, risk and uncertainty in bulk materials supply chains. Furthermore, engineering technology graduates often ...


Measurement Of Quality-Based Risks In The Bulk Material Supply Chain, Gretchen A. Mosher Nov 2012

Measurement Of Quality-Based Risks In The Bulk Material Supply Chain, Gretchen A. Mosher

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The audience will learn about the process used to identify, quantify, and evaluation quality risks in the bulk material supply chain. Use of the process map will be discussed from a quality management perspective. Implications for industrial practice will be shared.


Evaluating Program Outcomes Via Decision Making Simulations, Steven A. Freeman, Nir Keren Nov 2012

Evaluating Program Outcomes Via Decision Making Simulations, Steven A. Freeman, Nir Keren

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Decision making-based methodology was proposed for evaluating program outcomes. The methodology was tested to measure the effect of safety enhancing curriculum on Safety Awareness, one of the 15 competencies ABE is using in program outcome evaluations. The results indicated a significant increase in safety awareness and shift in cognitive processes following implementation of the curriculum. Since ABE measures competencies via supervisory evaluation of graduates, the authors examine the opportunity of developing a longitudinal study for measuring the magnitude of impact of curriculum on outcomes at the workplace.


Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory Systems And Methods, Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich Sep 2012

Cognitive Aircraft Hazard Advisory Systems And Methods, Donald C. Kauffman, Michael C. Dorneich

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Patents

The present invention in its various aspects is as set out in the appended claims. The present invention provides integrated surveillance systems and methods for processing multiple sensor inputs and determining a best route for avoiding multiple hazards.

An example method performed on a first aircraft includes generating a plurality of routes for avoiding a previously determined alert from a first advisory system. Then, probability of success information is generated at other advisory systems for each of the plurality of routes. The best route of the plurality of routes is determined based on the generated probabilities and output to the ...


How Do Design Heuristics Affects Outcomes?, Seda Mckilligan, L. Christian, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez May 2012

How Do Design Heuristics Affects Outcomes?, Seda Mckilligan, L. Christian, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

How do designers explore design solution spaces? The typical paradigm underlying design education is project-based learning focusing on solving design problems. However, this learning approach provides open-ended design tasks for students to work on through the entire process of design. It assumes a high level of independent learning within the specific project context, and require students to transfer lessons learned to new design problems [Pietersen 2002]. When students later face a new unstructured, ambiguous design problem, they may find it challenging to apply lessons from prior project experiences. The critique method is often used to help students think more critically ...


A Lower Bound On Proximity Preservation By Space Filling Curves, Pan Xu, Srikanta Tirthapura Jan 2012

A Lower Bound On Proximity Preservation By Space Filling Curves, Pan Xu, Srikanta Tirthapura

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Abstract: A space filling curve (SFC) is a proximity preserving mapping from a high dimensional space to a single dimensional space. SFCs have been used extensively in dealing with multi-dimensional data in parallel computing, scientific computing, and databases. The general goal of an SFC is that points that are close to each other in high-dimensional space are also close to each other in the single dimensional space. While SFCs have been used widely, the extent to which proximity can be preserved by an SFC is not precisely understood yet. We consider natural metrics, including the "nearest-neighbor stretch" of an SFC ...


Lvc Interaction Within A Mixed Reality Training System, Brian Pollock, Eliot H. Winer, Stephen B. Gilbert, Julio De La Cruz Jan 2012

Lvc Interaction Within A Mixed Reality Training System, Brian Pollock, Eliot H. Winer, Stephen B. Gilbert, Julio De La Cruz

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

The United States military is increasingly pursuing advanced live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) training systems for reduced cost, greater training flexibility, and decreased training times. Combining the advantages of realistic training environments and virtual worlds, mixed reality LVC training systems can enable live and virtual trainee interaction as if co-located. However, LVC interaction in these systems often requires constructing immersive environments, developing hardware for live-virtual interaction, tracking in occluded environments, and an architecture that supports real-time transfer of entity information across many systems. This paper discusses a system that overcomes these challenges to empower LVC interaction in a reconfigurable, mixed ...


Omniscribe – Enhancing Aar In An Lvc Environment, Alden Peterson, Stephen B. Gilbert, Eliot H. Winer, Jeffrey Welch, Julio De La Cruz, Hector Gonzalez Jan 2012

Omniscribe – Enhancing Aar In An Lvc Environment, Alden Peterson, Stephen B. Gilbert, Eliot H. Winer, Jeffrey Welch, Julio De La Cruz, Hector Gonzalez

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Innovations in live, virtual and constructive (LVC) environments geared for US military joint force training allow a more effective utilization of space and time for training exercises across the globe. As this use becomes more prominent, the need for a suitable after action review (AAR) tool to incorporate an ever-increasing number of data sources is fast becoming a requirement. To perform an AAR fully, data from a variety of input sources must be saved, synchronized, and analyzed. It is important to equip military trainers with an effective tool to facilitate this need for comprehensive data in AARs to maximize the ...