Academics

I took some classes for my masters in human factors engineering - or more commonly called ergonomics - through Embry-Riddle. Listed below are the classes for which I  produced written products.

ASCI602: The Air Transportation System

BACKGROUND:

A study of air transportation as part of a global, multi-modal transportation system. The course reviews the evolution of the technological, social, environmental, and political aspects of this system since its inception at the beginning of the 20th century. The long-term and short-term effects of deregulation, energy shortages, governmental restraints, and national and international issues are examined. Passenger and cargo transportation, as well as military and private aircraft modes are studied in relation to the ever-changing transportation requirements. Source - ERAU Online.

- Airline Position Report, September 2003 (open in new window)

 

ASCI604: Human Factors in Aviation / Aerospace Industry

BACKGROUND:

This course presents an overview of the importance of the human role in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace industries. It will emphasize the issues, problems, and solutions of unsafe acts, attitudes, errors, and deliberate actions attributed to human behavior and the roles supervisors and management personnel play in these actions. The course will study the human limitations in the light of human engineering, human reliability, stress, medical standards, drug abuse, and human physiology. The course will discuss human behavior as it relates to the aviator's adaptation to the flight environment as well as the entire aviation/aerospace industry's role in meeting the aviator's unique needs. Source - ERAU Online.

 

There are three discussions which were online, a display-related paper and two papers on topics of our choice. They are as follows:

- Discussions: ONE, TWO, THREE

- Display Design: F-16 UPFRONT CONTROLS (UFC)

- Paper 1: THE EFFECTS OF SMOKING / NICOTINE ON NIGHT VISION

- Paper 2: ENHANCING THE F-16 AUDITORY DISPLAY SYSTEM

 

Extra Material:

Air Power Essays, by Joe Granducci

Word document History of Air Superiority

Word document Battle of Britain (Bibliographic Essay)

Word document History of CAS

Word document Doctrinal Development

Word document Dowdings and the Battle of Britain

Word document Fokker Scourge, Early Air Superiority

Word document Future of Airpower

Word document Rise and Fall of the Luftwaffe

Word document Schweinfurt-Regensburg Mission

Word document SAC and TAC in WWII ETO*

Word document Tactical Airpower in WWII ETO*

* European Theater of Operations