Download 6Mb Abstract From review of historical projects, there is evidence that limitations in contemporary safety assurance approaches for software-dependent systems contribute to programmatic and certification difficulties, e.
This thesis investigates the effects of specific sensor limitations in enhanced flight vision systems EFVS on general aviation pilot performance during approach and landing, specifically, sensor range and EFVS portrayal of runway markings.
The background section of this thesis describes some of the current sensor technologies with EFVS: In addition, the connections between pilot tasks, information requirements, visual cues and information processing level are identified.
These connections show how limitations of sensor technologies could affect pilot performance. These effects were then assessed in a fixed base flight simulator of a general aviation aircraft with an EFVS system.
The sensor range and portrayal of runway markings was varied while measuring pilot performance.
Pilot performance during approach was measured according to FAA instrument certification standards and landing performance was measured using standards taught during private pilot courses. The results show that pilot performance in tracking an instrument approach is negatively affected by reductions in EFVS sensor range, while the vertical speed and distance from centerline had exceedances beyond acceptable standards when the EFVS did not portray runway markings.
These results identify the key minimum specifications of EFVS sensor range and ability to portray runway markings for their implementation in general aviation.CURRENT AND HISTORICAL TRENDS IN GENERAL AVIATION IN THE UNITED STATES K amala I.
Shetty and R. John Hansman This report is based on the S.M. Thesis of K amala I. Shetty submitte d to the Department of. CURRENT AND HISTORICAL TRENDS IN GENERAL AVIATION IN THE UNITED STATES K amala I.
Shetty and R. John Hansman This report is based on the S.M.
Thesis of K amala I. Shetty submitte d to the Department of. The Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) is a creation of the Federal Aviation Act which gave it wide-ranging authority to fight aviation hazards as well expansive rulemaking powers and the sole responsibility for maintaining and developing a common military-civil system of air traffic control and air navigation control.
Abstract. The impact of rapidly rising fuel prices upon future general aviation aircraft requirements is explored.
The current configuration of the fiberglass XVA aircraft is presented and it is shown that the aircraft can become a cost effective testbed for fuel efficient general aviation aircraft configurations.
The Master of Science in Aviation Human Factors requires the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours of approved coursework. Students have the option of either a thesis program of study, or nonthesis program of study that includes a final program examination.
Furthermore, introducing an ADS-B–enabled conflict alerting system generates an incentive for General Aviation users to voluntarily equip with ADS-B avionics. The work presented in this thesis describes the process followed to develop an ADS-B–enabled, high-precision conflict alerting system.