AEROSPACE SYSTEMS TECHNICAL GROUP
AEROSPACE SYSTEMS TECHNICAL GROUP

Welcome to the ASTG

The Aerospace Systems Technical Group is concerned with the application of human factors to the development, design, maintenance, and operation of human-machine systems in aviation and space environments. The group addresses issues relevant to both civilian and military systems.

What's New

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The latest issue of The Flyer, ASTG's newsletter, has been sent out to the members and published here. If you have ideas for newsletter content or feedback about The Flyer, please send comments to our newsletter editor, Emily Stelzer, Ph.D.


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The Aerospace Systems Technical Group website has been redesigned and refitted to match the various screen sizes found in today's mobile technology. Responsive web design gives a website the ability to resize itself based on the size of the screen from which it's being viewed. So the ASTG website will now work on any size device, from large screen displays down to the smallest cell phones. However, some browsers have a tendency to make certain features not operate as anticipated. If there is something that doesn't work or if there is any information you would like to see added to this website, please email the website administrator, Tony Thomas.

MILITARY SYSTEMS
MILITARY SYSTEMS

ABOUT THE ASTG

Technical Focus

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Human factors practitioners working in the field of aerospace are engaged in basic research, advanced system design, and improvement of current operational systems. The human factors practitioner is the primary user advocate during system development, testing, and operation. Specific areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Crewstations design - single and multioperator
  • Operator-computer interface-software design
  • Training-devices, single-and multioperator crew systems, system evaluation
  • Control and display technology
  • Anthropometric measurement
  • Environmental effects on human performance
  • Human error analysis

The government, industry, and academia conduct research related to human factors in aerospace systems. Most of this research is involved with military and civilian aircraft, air traffic control or space systems. Some of the areas of research conducted by members of the ASTG include:

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  • Effects of fly-by-wire systems on general aviation pilot performance
  • Development of an automated measure of air traffic controller workload
  • Information requirements of en route air traffic controllers
  • Luminance requirements for helmet-mounted displays
  • Seating for military aircraft

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CIVIL AVIATION
CIVIL AVIATION

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Last updated: October 2016