Drexel University - Core Member

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research

Drexel University

Drexel's demonstrated UAS related research capabilities fall into three broad areas: aircrew training, command and control (C2), and human factors. Renown faculty at Drexel who specialize in human factors research have conducted several DoD, NASA, and FAA-funded research projects, including adaptive task allocation based on brain measurement of cognitive workload in path planning for multiple UAVs; collision avoidance interface for safe piloting of unmanned vehicles using a mobile device; cognitive task analysis of UAS piloting work; aspects of UAS piloting work that are prone to error and high workload; design and evaluation of an operator interface that enables a single operator to simultaneously control groups of 4-10 heterogeneous unmanned air vehicles; performance metric development to monitor cognitive workload of the manned and unmanned aircraft pilots during training and deployment.

For more information, please contact Kurtulus Izzetoglu, Associate Research Professor, ASSURE Principal Investigator or Ellen J. Bass, Professor, ASSURE Human Factors Research Focus Team Leader.