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Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
Advances in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 74)
Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Space Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 295)
Aeronautical Journal, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Aerospace     Open Access   (Followers: 64)
Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 305)
Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Aerospace technic and technology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : Journal of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
AIAA Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1002)
Air Medical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 139)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
ASTRA Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Astrodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Aviation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Aviation in Focus - Journal of Aeronautical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aviation Week     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 410)
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
CEAS Aeronautical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Chinese Journal of Aeronautics     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ciencia y Poder Aéreo     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Civil Aviation High Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 235)
Cosmic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Fatigue of Aircraft Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Gyroscopy and Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 177)
IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 251)
IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 280)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
International Journal of Aeroacoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
International Journal of Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 86)
International Journal of Aerospace Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
International Journal of Aerospace Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Aerospace Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Aviation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Aviation Technology, Engineering and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Journal of Space Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Space Structures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Space Technology Management and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Sustainable Aviation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Investigación Pecuaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Aerodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Aeronautical Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aircraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
Journal of Aircraft and Spacecraft Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Airline and Airport Management     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165)
Journal of KONBiN     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 176)
Journal of Propulsion and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 569)
Journal of Space Safety Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 702)
Journal of Spatial Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the American Helicopter Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Astronautical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Life Sciences in Space Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
MAD - Magazine of Aviation Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mekanika : Jurnal Teknik Mesin i     Open Access  
Microgravity Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
New Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
npj Microgravity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Aerospace Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists i     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Population Space and Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Problemy Mechatroniki. Uzbrojenie, lotnictwo, inżynieria bezpieczeństwa / Problems of Mechatronics. Armament, Aviation, Safety Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Progress in Aerospace Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 82)
Propulsion and Power Research     Open Access   (Followers: 89)
REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Space Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
RocketSTEM     Free   (Followers: 5)
Russian Aeronautics (Iz VUZ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Science and Education : Scientific Publication of BMSTU     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space and Polity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Space Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Space Research Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Space Safety Magazine     Free   (Followers: 50)
Space Science International     Open Access   (Followers: 117)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92)
SpaceNews     Free   (Followers: 778)
Spatial Information Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Transactions on Aerospace Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transport and Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Xibei Gongye Daxue Xuebao / Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University     Open Access  
Вісник Національного Авіаційного Університету     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research
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ISSN (Print) 1065-1136 - ISSN (Online) 2329-258X
Published by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Homepage  [4 journals]
  • An Analysis of Air Traffic Controllers’ Job Satisfaction

    • Authors: Sohel M. Imroz et al.
      Abstract: The air traffic controllers' job is one of the most hectic in today’s world, predominantly due to its safety-critical operations and altering expectations. The primary purpose of this paper is to provide a holistic directory of determinants and synthesized reinforcements for air traffic controllers' job satisfaction. Researchers in the past have put the spotlight on individual air traffic controller’s technical job satisfaction factors, such as impacts from remote tower operation, airplane trajectory changes, and dynamic air traffic situations. However, none described the connection among those factors and how adjusting those factors can enhance the cognitive components related to their job satisfaction. This paper's in-depth analysis identified factors contributing to air traffic controllers' job satisfaction based on past literature. It is intended to increase understanding and improve knowledge for future researchers and practitioners. The five predominant factors identified for air traffic controllers’ job satisfaction are ambiguity of job functions, overwhelming workload, complex task performance and uncertain work demand, job fatigue, and work-family conflict. Some effective methods to increase air traffic controllers’ job satisfaction are regular break between shifts, technological advancement to facilitate jobs, and sound insulations.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:06:33 PST
  • Plain Language or Anything But'

    • Authors: Jennifer F. Drayton et al.
      Abstract: This paper focuses on what language needs to be used in emergencies by air traffic controllers based on an investigation of plain language definitions and descriptions in International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) publications and in the beliefs of nine air traffic controllers in the United Arab Emirates. The aim of the study is pedagogical, in that it is important to establish what language trainee air traffic controllers need to use during emergencies, but there is little in the way of course books or materials that can inform course development. Findings suggest there are contradictions in the ICAO documentation, and differences in beliefs held by air traffic controllers largely mirror these documents. The paper presents a model of the contradictions found in interview and document data and explores the likelihood of differing assumptions leading to variation in language output. The implications for training, testing and ICAO policy are presented, as well as possibilities for future research.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:06:23 PST
  • Applying Lessons from Safety-II Proof of Concept in Line Operational
           Safety Audit to Aviation Maintenance

    • Authors: David R. Zubowski
      Abstract: Maintenance safety culture is a topic that continues to arise. There is much information in many different literature sources that discusses measuring, analyzing, and scrutinizing data to determine if a safety culture exists in an organization and how to improve it. Currently, aviation maintenance personnel are surveyed for their opinions on how safe their culture is. However, this may not be an adequate reflection of the safety culture or help maintenance personnel conduct their jobs. Typically, they are operating in an environment that has a central determination of what safety culture is. Other programs in other fields have attempted a decentralization of control to guide employees to adapt to variation in the environment and safely achieve their job requirements. A proof of concept is being tried in the commercial airline industry with university support. The results could be expanded beyond the flight deck and into aviation maintenance with further research into how Safety-II has been successfully applied to other industries.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:06:16 PST
  • Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Simulations for Civilian, Ab Initio Pilot

    • Authors: Michelle P. Hight et al.
      Abstract: Aviation training in the immersive Virtual Reality (VR) world has the power to overcome physical constraints, presenting cues and stimuli that would not be available in flight, nor in a two-dimensional (2D) environment. This gives VR powerful potential as a simulation tool for learning complex skills and maneuvers in the cockpit. This study evaluated the effectiveness of VR simulations as compared to traditional 2D desktop simulations in teaching maneuvers and skills to ab initio (inexperienced) civilian pilot trainees. This quasi-experimental project involved 17 freshman pilot students in an experimental college course at a private university campus in the fall semester of 2020. The participants were split into two sections: Section 1 completed CBT activities and simulations in 2D only, while Section 2 completed CBT activities in 2D and simulations in VR. Academic performance data was collected in the Canvas Learning Management System, broken down by understanding of a maneuver learned in a given lesson module. Descriptive statistics collected included quizzes, discussion board activity, and simulation completion scores. Paired samples t-tests compared perceived benefits of using the various course materials. Researchers also administered post-semester surveys to gather both qualitative and quantitative data, in which participants shared their perceptions of the course, preference for learning material type, and general feedback. Results indicated that students in both groups found the sims/tutorials and VR to be enjoyable and gratifying; the majority of students indicated that simulations were preferred over other learning materials. Early results indicate that although the students perceived that the simulations were beneficial, there were no significant differences in the final course scores or learning rates between those who utilized 2D sims as opposed to VR sims. The most important finding is that for ab initio pilots, VR simulations do not hinder learning mastery, as compared with traditional 2D desktop simulations.
      PubDate: Fri, 04 Mar 2022 12:06:02 PST
  • Design Science Research – Alternative Pathway for Aviation
           Training-Related Studies

    • Authors: Guilherme A. da Silveira et al.
      Abstract: Relevance is a permanent requirement of academic research, which means it is worth discussing methods and paradigms that provide the most useful outcomes to the most relevant problems, while maintaining rigor and criteria at a high level. The class of problems associated with aviation [pilot] training-related studies demands pragmatic solutions that are not always conspicuous from traditional qualitative or quantitative methods akin to the natural sciences. Hence, an interface between the natural and the artificial is required. The purpose of this theoretical essay is to review design science research (DSR) methodology, considering its applicability to aviation [pilot] training problems, thus, providing insight that will eventually help education practitioners in the field of aviation instructional design. To this end, DSR is analyzed in four distinct dimensions – concept, processes, outcomes, and evaluation – with reference to the seminal papers in information systems (IS) literature. DSR presents itself and is further discussed as a method that possesses the characteristics to build relevant solutions to prominent aviation training problems. DSR is supported by a systematic process that is rigorous and flexible at the same time. Its potential outputs/outcomes suit different classes of problems and are receptive to a significant number of different evaluation methods, all of which works to satisfy design science knowledge criteria demanded by academia.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:08:59 PST
  • Interactive Modules for Flight Training: A Review

    • Authors: Stephanie G. Fussell Ph.D. et al.
      Abstract: The use of animation and video, combined with auditory and text components, to teach complex subjects can be beneficial to deepen understanding. A review of the literature was conducted to better understand how interactive learning modules can give flight students tools to enhance the learning process outside of traditional instruction. Instructional theories and educational environments were considered through the lens of designing course content for flight students. Several research questions were asked to guide the course of the research, all focused on how students learn a complex subject matter using interactive material. Guidelines and principles are discussed to ensure the interactive modules are designed to increase germane cognitive load and decrease extraneous cognitive load to benefit the learning processes of the flight students. This report concludes that interactive modules would allow flight students to own their academic experience while positively impacting declarative and procedural knowledge acquisition.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:08:52 PST
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Education in Aviation Management
           Programs in the United States

    • Authors: Heather L. Servaty-Seib et al.
      Abstract: Aviation disasters are decreasing in number but remain impactful and require competent management. Aviation Management program department heads (N = 26) in the United States were surveyed regarding the extent of curricular inclusion of emergency preparedness and response in aviation management programs. The findings indicated that few aviation management programs offer elective or required courses solely focused on emergency preparedness and response (EPR) whereas just over one third of programs offer an elective or required course within which EPR is a planned topic. Department heads recognized the importance of additional coverage because a) students need the practical information and b) such education would enhance their marketability. They perceived obstacles regarding funding, faculty interest and expertise, and already overloaded curricula. However, the strongest quantitative predictors of curricular inclusion and integration within programs were department heads’ personal experiences in teaching on the topic of emergency preparedness and response and their attitude that such training “should” be included in curricula.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:08:43 PST
  • What Factors Predict a Consumer's Willingness to Purchase a
           Subscription-Based Airline Program'

    • Authors: Sean R. Crouse
      Abstract: Introduction: Many services offer subscription-based sales models. The aviation industry has not widely attempted to market a subscription-based service through their airline for ticketing purposes. This study developed a regression equation to determine predictive factors for the type of individual who would purchase a subscription-based airline ticket.Method: A two-stage approach was used where the participants (N = 521) answered demographic information, flight habits, and the same scenario with a perceived value scale and willingness to purchase scale.Results: Stage 1 found perceived value, employment status, and early boarding preference all to be significant factors, accounting for 77.6% of the variance. Stage 2 validated the regression equation through a t­-test, correlation, and cross-validated R2.Conclusion: The suggested regression equation showed a strong model fit and predicted the scores from Stage 2 with a mean difference of -.034. These factors will aid the aviation industry’s marketing departments in developing a subscription-based ticket using findings from this study.
      PubDate: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:08:35 PST
  • Can Backward-Chained, Ab-Initio Pilot Training Decrease Time to First

    • Authors: Samuel M. Vance Ph.D. et al.
      Abstract: Flight simulation has made progressively significant inroads into pilot training at all levels of a pilot’s career – typically starting with training for the Instrument rating in light aircraft and concluding with Type Certification in transport category jetliners. This research was designed to explore if significant training inroads could also be offered to ab-initio pilots, those with no prior flight experience. An experimental group of four pilot trainees, without prior flight experience, were exposed to flight in a backwards-chained simulation starting from 4’ AGL (Above Ground Level). Graduated, exponential increments of both altitude and distance from landing were successively added to the simulation experienced by the pilots all the way through a standard FAA General Aviation traffic pattern to return the student pilot to the start of take-off. Once the pilot trainees had completed the backward-chained simulation, they flew the traffic pattern conventionally, in a forward chain prior to being placed in an identical aircraft (Cessna-172/G1000) for an actual flight with an appropriately-rated Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). After receiving a demonstration of a complete circuit in the traffic pattern by the CFI, all four pilot trainees were able to complete three, unassisted circuits in the traffic pattern. Backwards-chained initial flight instruction appears to have significant operational potential in accelerating (reducing) the time required for first solo of new pilots. It also warrants further investigation by other pilot training research institutions.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:37:08 PDT
  • Implementing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning into Advanced
           Qualification Programs

    • Authors: Jennifer R. Herr
      Abstract: Since its start, the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) has encouraged new and innovative strategies for training airline crewmembers. The foundation of AQP is to train crew the way they fly and to find new and innovative ways to increase safety through training. By using data collected through the AQP process, training methods can be refined and improved. New technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can make data analysis and training more effective and efficient. This paper will explore these concepts and how AI and machine learning could be implemented in the AQP process to make training more effective and make pilots, crewmembers, and passengers safer.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:37:00 PDT
  • Analysis on the Negative Emotional, Physiological, and Cognitive Responses
           Elicited from of the Activation of a Stall Alarm

    • Authors: Travis J. Whittemore et al.
      Abstract: Failing to identify an aerodynamic stall can lead to the inability of an aircraft to sustain flight. To warn pilots of an impending or fully-developed stall, many aircraft have safety devices installed to provide visual, aural, and/or kinesthetic (haptic) indicators of the potentially unsafe situation. The stick shaker is one such warning device. Amygdala hijack is the disruptive emotional, physiological, and cognitive response that occurs as a result of stimulus. Colloquially known as a fight-or-flight trigger, amygdala hijack can cause a person to freeze-in-place or can disrupt cognitive function to the point where the person can no longer process available information or introduce corrective action. The stall warning system has the potential to be a startling and violent form of crew awareness that can unintentionally induce a fight-or-flight startle response. This analysis suggests additional research should be conducted specifically with potentially disruptive warning systems compared with a startle effect.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:36:52 PDT
  • Job Demands and Job Resources Among Western Airline Cabin Crews: A
           Comparative Study of Canadian, German, and French Flight Attendants

    • Authors: Sarah Nogues et al.
      Abstract: Flight attendants are frontline workers in charge of onboard security, safety and customer service. They are required to perform a number of tasks requiring physical and psychological efforts associated with numerous health costs for this group of workers. In the aftermath of Covid-19, flight attendants employed at major airlines will likely be faced with increased job demands. However, little is known about how widespread job resources are among Western cabin crews. Based on recent findings in flight attendant job-demands literature along with the ability-motivation-opportunity (AMO) framework in strategic HRM, this paper questions airline leeway and choices in resource allocation to flight attendants in a cross-country comparison of perceived job demands, job resources, stress and burnout among Canadian, French and German cabin crew. Despite belonging to similar institutional contexts, German flight attendants scored consistently better than the French on most job demands and burnout, while presenting the most varied offer of organizational resources.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:36:43 PDT
  • Detectability of Clothing Color by Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for
           Search and Rescue Operations

    • Authors: Ryan Blackburn et al.
      Abstract: Search-and-rescue operations are adopting small unmanned aircraft system technology to aid traditional human search parties operating on foot or by vehicle, which can be hindered by challenging terrain and obstacles. This study utilized three camera equipped small unmanned aircraft to collect aerial images of a simulated human torso in a rural/remote desert summer daytime environment. The study compared detection rates for 10 different garment colors using image analysis software. Results indicated that garment color was statistically significant for detection rate. However, the garment colors with the highest detection rates did not correspond with the garment colors recommended by retail outlets, government agencies, or hunting clubs. As the use of small unmanned aircraft for search and rescue operations continues to increase, it is imperative that individuals conducting activities that have a higher risk for getting lost or injured are aware of the limitations of emerging technology, and that they wear the most visible color of clothing to ensure the best chance of rescue, should the need arise.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:36:32 PDT
  • Integrating the First Person View and the Third Person View Using a
           Connected VR-MR System for Pilot Training

    • Authors: Chang-Geun Oh et al.
      Abstract: Virtual reality (VR)-based flight simulator provides pilots the enhanced reality from the first-person view. Mixed reality (MR) technology generates effective 3D graphics. The users who wear the MR headset can walk around the 3D graphics to see all its 360 degrees of vertical and horizontal aspects maintaining the consciousness of real space. A VR flight simulator and an MR application were connected to create the capability of both first-person view and third-person view for a comprehensive pilot training system. This system provided users the capability to monitor the aircraft progress along the planned path from the third-person view as well as how the aircraft pilot follows the desired flight procedures in the cockpit from the first-person view. Six flight instructors provided their feedback after trying the prototype functions. The three flight instructors with more than 1,000 flight hours gave negative feedback whereas the three instructors with less than 1,000 flight hours were more open to the technologies. The effectiveness of MR-based real-time monitoring and post-debriefing system is yet to be clear. However, the test results included the potentials of the prototype for future improvement based on MR technology’s flexibility.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:36:21 PDT
  • Testing and Validation Framework for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles

    • Authors: Mustafa I. Akbas
      Abstract: Autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV) have the potential to have market disruptions for various industries such as ground delivery and aerial transportation. Hence, the USAF has called for increased level of autonomy. There has been a significant progress in artificial intelligence engines, complex and non-deterministic system components, which are at the core of the autonomous aerial platforms. Traditional testing and validation methods fall short of satisfying the requirement of testing such complex systems. Therefore, to achieve highly or fully autonomous capabilities, a major leap forward in the validation is required. The key challenges are the localization of problems, development of object models for perception and the creation of a safety measure. A similar challenge exists in ground autonomous vehicles (AVs), where there is a significant investment in recent years. However, there are important differences in the environmental and regulatory conditions between these two domains. In this paper, we present a validation framework that uses modeling and simulation and formal methods for solving the issues in the validation of AAVs. We define a novel abstraction stack using separation of concerns and create a testing plan using techniques such as constrained pseudo-random test generation, random walks and functional assertions. The system aims to assess the creation of an evolving safety measure and a licensing structure.
      PubDate: Mon, 17 May 2021 13:36:13 PDT
  • Configuration Management Challenges of Model Based Systems Engineering on
           Multiple Variant Aircraft Fleets

    • Authors: David R. Zubowski
      Abstract: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is moving from traditional Systems Engineering (SE), focusing on managing documentation, to Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), focusing on a system model (All Partners Access Network, n.d.). As NAVAIR transitions to an MBSE standard, controlling the Configuration Management (CM) of a fleet of a single series of aircraft in varying states of engineering change incorporations will be critical. Traditional systems engineering and configuration management are both text document focused disciplines that have existed since the end of World War II. The method chosen to conduct the research was by performing a case study on MBSE as related to configuration management challenges with different aircraft variants as the SE methodology transforms from document based to model based at NAVAIR.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:49:30 PST
  • What Type of Collegiate Pilot is Likely to Experience Imposter

    • Authors: Rian Mehta et al.
      Abstract: Background: Imposter Syndrome (IS), also called Imposter Phenomenon (IP), has been studied in a variety of paradigms over the past few decades. However, IP is not a well-researched concept in the field of aviation, and no studies that we know of have examined this phenomenon with student pilots.Method: Two hundred and forty-one student pilots were interviewed from two southeastern universities with flight schools. Participants were asked a series of questions about demographics, flight training, personality measures, self-efficacy, self-handicapping, and perceived organizational support. In addition, they responded to the Clance IP scale.Results: A regression equation was created from the first dataset and tested for model fit with a second dataset. Four factors were found to be significant, including measures of self-handicapping, measures of self-efficacy, income, and the type of flight school, accounting for approximately 40% of the variance in the data. Model fit was strong, providing future researchers with a predictive model of IP for student pilots.Conclusion: These findings show that IP is prevalent in student pilots and correlates with self-handicapping. This is a concern that should be addressed in aviation programs.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:49:20 PST
  • Simulation and Analysis of 4-D Airspace Closures due to Commercial Space
           Operations: Impacts on Airlines and General Aviation

    • Authors: Janet K. Tinoco et al.
      Abstract: When industries share key portions of their eco-systems, industry-industry competitive and structural pressures can inhibit the advancement of both. In the case of aviation and commercial space, an eco-system component critical to both industries is shared airspace. The integration of air and space activities in a safe, efficient, effective, and equitable manner is compulsory for both industries to grow and thrive. In order to develop solutions, one must first understand the effects of space operations on current national airspace system (NAS) users. By using actual flight data in a simulation environment of space operations out of Cape Canaveral, Florida, we analyze the number and type of impacted flights based on historical airspace closure data. Results indicate that while the majority of the impacted flights were of domestic U.S. carriers, international carrier flights accounted for 9.5% of those impacted by vertical launch operations and 8.3% of those impacted by horizontal spaceplane landings. Further, general aviation (GA) flights accounted for 33% of the flights impacted by horizontal landings. The study also provided an initial understanding of airports involved by reviewing flight origin and destination of impacted flights.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:49:06 PST
  • Social Science Considerations for Integrating Aviation Technology,
           Emergency Services, and Human Resilience

    • Authors: Chelsea A. LeNoble et al.
      Abstract: Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) have a range of innovative applications within the field of disaster management, underscoring the potential to enhance human security by integrating UAS across phases of disasters. This paper highlights important social science challenges that must be addressed to ensure the effective integration of UAS, the complex team of teams that respond to disasters, and the populations affected by disasters. Expanding upon points of intersection between UAS capabilities and disaster management identified in recent research, UAS uses in disaster management and corresponding psychosocial considerations are discussed. Broadly, these considerations focus on the training and development of the disaster management multiteam system (MTS) as well as the well-being of disaster responders and the populations they serve. Considerations for mitigation (resilient team infrastructure), preparation (education and training), response (an integrated MTS; responder health), and recovery (population resilience) phases of disaster management are discussed to pave the way for future research and application in this area.
      PubDate: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 07:48:52 PST
  • Implementing Active Learning Techniques in an Undergraduate Aviation
           Meteorology Course

    • Authors: Daniel J. Halperin et al.
      Abstract: A course in Aviation Weather is an integral component of multiple degree programs at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Consequently, the course sustains large enrollments with several faculty teaching it. Efforts to promote a consistent experience for students resulted in primarily PowerPoint-based lectures. This paper describes a set of changes made to the course with the goal of improving students’ engagement, understanding, and retention of the course material that are consistent with effective teaching strategies based on prior research. Specifically, daily quizzes, Poll Everywhere questions, in-class activities, flipped classroom sessions, and assertion-evidence based lectures were introduced. These changes initially were implemented in only a subset of the course sections to test their effectiveness. Direct assessment of the mean scores of common exams across all sections indicated that the students in the experimental group performed significantly better than students in the control group where the aforementioned changes were not implemented. In addition, exam scores significantly improved as the semester progressed. Indirect assessments via responses to custom questions on end-of-course evaluations indicated that these course changes were viewed positively by the students.
      PubDate: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:18:30 PDT
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