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K-State Today

October 25, 2022

Participants needed for study investigating small UAS visual observers

Submitted by Katie Silas

Take part in a research project on unmanned aircraft system visual observers funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The study is conducted by Tom Haritos at the Applied Aviation Research Center from the UAS department in the College of Technology and Aviation at the K-State Salina campus. 

The researchers are looking for individuals over age 18 with any educational or professional background or interest to volunteer for UAS visual observer research. By involving participants in UAS flight testing, the researchers aim to investigate their ability to detect intruder aircraft in the airspace. Participants will be asked to fill out some demographics forms, participate in perceptual studies, and wear a head-mounted GoPro for the flight testing. Expected length: 4-5 hours.

The experiment will take place at Hanger 600 and then move to Knopf Farms.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Katie Silas at ksilas@k-state.edu for more information and to schedule your session.

This study has been reviewed by the Kansas State University Institutional Review Board and received approval No. IRB-11249.