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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Human Factors Considerations

CCI Project Lead: Ellen Bass

This research addresses human factors safety concerns that are unique to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Research supports development of standards, regulations, and guidance for civil UAS. Four key research categories have been identified: Function allocation, control station requirements, pilot training and certification requirements, and visual observer requirements. While these are separate efforts, they are often highly interdependent. For example, control station requirements can depend on which tasks are automated. Similarly, pilot training requirements can depend upon UAS automation and control station design.