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Flight Crew State Monitoring Metrics

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90784
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085324
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Emerald Sky Technologies, LLC
9250 Bendix Road North Columbia, MD 21045-1832
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Flight Crew State Monitoring Metrics
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE88P
Award Amount: $99,968.00
 

Abstract:

eSky will develop specific crew state metrics based on the timeliness, tempo and accuracy of pilot inputs required by the H-mode Flight Control System (HFCS). Specific scenarios will be developed which define required inputs by the pilot and metrics of timeliness, tempo and accuracy will be developed for each required input. An existing HFCS simulator will be enhanced to support the full scenarios and crew state metric capture. Human subject testing will validate the stability of the metrics in normal situations and the responsiveness of the metrics to crew state degradation due to high workload. Strategies for continuous real-time function allocation to crew and automation will be developed. At the end of phase 1 crew state monitoring metrics will be at TRL 4/5. In phase 2 we will incorporate these metrics and strategies into the HFCS simulator and evaluate the usability and validity of these metrics and strategies using both workload and hypoxia as means of controlled crew state degradation. At the end of phase 2 metric-based function reallocation will be implemented in a collaborative flight control system ready for incorporation into a full motion simulator at TRL 5.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Fritz
Principal Investigator
4437454109
StevenFritz@fly-esky.com

Business Contact:

Steven Fritz
Business Official
4437454109
StevenFritz@fly-esky.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Emerald Sky Technologies, LLC
6106 Hour Hand Court Columbia, MD 21044

EIN/Tax ID: 208219786
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No