Past Projects

Project History

(>$17M since 1981; Principal Investigator unless otherwise stated)

Human Information Processing and Practice Effects: A Multi-Modal Approach (QHIP).� Subcontract to Design Interactive, Inc., Orlando, FL, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA, Information Processing Technology Office (DARPA/IPTO), 2004.

Field-Practical Automated Battery for Assessment and Monitoring Cognitive Readiness.� OSD, U.S. Army, Phase II SBIR, 2003.

Reducing Symptomatology of Space Adaptation Syndrome through Perceptual Training.� NASA, AMES Research Center, Moffitt Field, CA, Phase II SBIR, 2002.

Human Performance Measurement Thresholds (PDA).� Subcontract to Design Interactive, Inc., Orlando, FL, 2004.

Ship Motion Effects on Human Performance.� Subcontract to Micro Analysis and Design, Orlando, FL, 2004.

Field Practical Automated Battery for Assessing and Monitoring Cognitive Readiness, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Army, Aberdeen, MD, Phase I SBIR, 2002.

Motion and Sleep: Neuropsychology and Biomarkers.� National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Bethesda, MD, Phase I, 2002.

Questionnaire Development.� Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, 2002.

Reducing Symptomatology of Space Adaptation Syndrome through Perceptual Training.� NASA, AMES Research Center, Moffitt Field, CA, Phase I SBIR, 2002.

Optokinetic Studies of the Relationship Between Vection and Cybersickness.� Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL, BAA, 2001.

A Computerized Test Battery to Evaluate Workplace Stresses.� National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, Phase II Development, 2000.

A Trade-Off Model to Alleviate Cybersickness.� National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD, Phase I SBIR, 2000.

An Automated Posture Test for Repeated Measures Assessment of VET Induced Aftereffects: Metric Properties, Sensitivity and Effects of Practice.� Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL, BAA, 2000.

Perceptual Correlates of Rear-End Collisions and Age.� National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, Phase II Development, 2000.

 

Development of a deployable helmet mounted display based virtual environment (VE) training device.� Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division, Orlando, FL, Phase I SBIR, 1999.

Identification, Prioritization, and Mitigation of the Deleterious Effects of Acceleration and Motion Adaptation Syndrome and Sopite Syndrome.� Naval Aero Medical Research Laboratory, Pensacola, FL, 1999.

National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS), Phase II System Development.� Subcontract to TRW, Fairfax, VA, 1999.

Virtual Reality Training: �Cybersickness� and Effects on Sensorimotor Functions.� Consultant to NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, 1999.

A Computerized Test Battery to Evaluate Workplace Stresses.� National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, Phase I SBIR, 1998.

A Portable Device for Dynamic Visual Acuity.� National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, Phase I SBIR, 1998.

Investigation of the Induction of the Visual Self-Motion in Virtual and Real Environments.� Subcontract to the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 1998.

Perceptual Correlates of Rear-End Collisions and Age.� National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD, Phase I SBIR, 1997.

Test Battery for Assessment of Alcohol-Induced Impairment.� National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Bethesda, MD, Phase I SBIR, 1997.

Virtual Environment Adaptation Assessment Test Battery.� NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase II SBIR, 1996.

Development of an Automated Management Information System to Provide Feedback and Optimize Usability/Functionality of Crewstation Simulators.� TACOM, AMSTA-AQ-MCB, Warren, MI, Phase I SBIR, 1996.

Screening Users of Virtual Reality Systems for Aftereffects such as Motion Sickness and Balance Problems.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase I SBIR, 1996.

Human Factors Safety Testing for Virtual Environment Mission-operation Training.� NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase I SBIR, 1995.

Virtual Environment Adaptation Assessment Test Battery.� NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase I SBIR, 1995.

Indexing behavioral decrements by computerized assessment of stance.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1993.

Development of instruments to measure dark focus of accommodation and dark vergence.� NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase II SBIR, 1994.

Performance Readiness Evaluation System for Extended Duration Flights.� NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase II SBIR, 1993.

A Smart System to Control Stimulation for Visually Induced Motion Sickness in Virtual Environments.� NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase II SBIR, 1993.

Simulator sickness in flight trainers.� Naval Training Systems Center, Orlando, FL, 1994.

Development of a nonintrusive cognitive measurement device.� Naval Air Warfare Center, Warminster, PA, Phase II SBIR, 1993.

Technology assessment and development of technical concepts in the Combined Arms Tactical Training (CATT) family.� Simulation Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM), Orlando, FL, 1993.

A methodological approach to improving preflight adaptation training.� NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase I SBIR, 1992.

Simulating the impact of MPTS trade-off decisions by application of the isoperformance methodology.� Naval Training Systems Center, Orlando, FL, 1992.

Cognitive and performance readiness of space crews.� NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, Phase I SBIR, 1992.

Improving productivity by dose equivalency modeling.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1992.

Isoperformance as a framework for human systems integration.� Brooks Air Force Base, TX, Phase II SBIR, 1992.

Perceptual speed, switching, and temporal acuity factors in cognition.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1992.

Development of a flight simulator visual system recording/evaluation device.� Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1991.

Development of a portable dark focus instrument.� NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston TX: Space and Life Sciences Procurement Branch, 1991.

Investigation and analysis of simulator sickness.� Subcontract to EER, Vienna, VA, 1991.

Simulator Sickness.� Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC, Apr. 1991.

Improving productivity by dose equivalency modeling.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase I SBIR, 1991.

Development of a nonintrusive cognitive workload measurement device. Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA, Phase I SBIR, 1990.

Isoperformance: A model for evaluation of aviation simulation systems. Dept. of Transportation/ Transportation Sys. Ctr, Cambridge, MA, Phase I SBIR, 1990.

Transfer of perceptual adaptation to space sickness. NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, 1989.

Visual systems research, simulator sickness project. Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN, 1987.

Performance reckoning for projecting manpower and skill level requirements.� U.S. Army Research Institute, Alexandria, VA, Phase I SBIR, 1987.

Dark focus.� Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX, Phase I SBIR, 1986.

A survey of vision tests.� Army Medical Research & Development Command, Fort Rucker, AL, 1985-1986.

Space adaptation.� Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX, 1985-1986.

Portable human assessment battery.� National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1985.

Isoperformance from disparate combinations of practice, selection, and equipment.� Department of the Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Phase II SBIR, 1985.

Development of saccade length index of taskload (SLIT) for biocybernetic application.� Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling AFB, DC, Phase II SBIR, 1985.

Measurement and models of employment decision making, U.S. Army Research Institute, Alexandria, VA, Phase I SBIR, 1985.

Optimizing human performance in dynamic vehicle operator environments.� Army Medical Research & Development Command, Fort Detrick, MD, Phase II SBIR, 1985.

Effects of practice on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, Army Research Institute, Alexandria, VA, 1982-1983.

Simulator sickness: Reaction to a transformed perceptual world.� Naval Training Systems Center, Orlando, FL, 1983.

A portable test battery to study changes in performance due to space adaptation syndrome and related pharmacological agents.� Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Houston, TX, 1983.

 

Consulting Scientist-Program Manager and Principal Investigator

 

Visual Technology Research Simulator (VTRS).� Technical support group at the Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL, 1981 – 1985.

 

Associate Investigator

 

A comprehensive program to avoid human error in nuclear power plant maintenance tasks, Nuclear Power Research & Development Center, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan, 1991.

Visual Technology Research Simulator (VTRS), technical support group at the Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL, 1985 – 1989.

The use of a video game for selection of tank commanders, Army Research Institute Field Unit, Fort Knox, KY, 1982-84.

 

Prior to 2000