Current Research

Current Research

The Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies (CHAAT) at California State University Long Beach (CSULB), is researching the impacts of future automated tools and new aerospace operating concepts on human operators in the National Airspace System (NAS). 

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Urban Air Mobility (UAM)
CHAAT is collaborating with Drs. Panadda Marayong and Praveen Shankar in the BeachCAVE Virtual Reality Lab, and Mr. Vern Battiste, San Jose State University and NASA Ames Research Center on a reconfigurable testbed for providing realistic tests of UAM operations in urban environments.

Picture of automated aircraft by NASATrust in Automation

Picture of a Airplane Cockpit NextGen
Picture of a Single Pilot
Single Pilot Operations (SPO)
Picture of a student training with situation awarenessOnline tools of Situation Awareness (SA) Picture of an example of situational awarenessSituated Situation Awareness (SA) Theory


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Human Autonomy Teaming (HAT)

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the National Airpsace System (NAS) – Measured Response (MR)
A picture of an example of a UTM airspaceUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM)
Two students using the computer in CHAATTraining