Current Research Activities


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch for new research activity with the AERIS center, Phase III of the FAA PEGASAS research for Weather technology in the Cockpit Program and Wearables in the cockpit and classroom-virtual and augmented reality In technology driven education. Watch the video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active RESEARCH GRANTS, and AWARDS

 

2016 FAA PEGASAS Phase III

2016WMU IDPG Augmented Reality

2016WMU SFSA Virtual Reality

2015- Phase II, FAA Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence General Aviation. Project B (2014) Transition from VFR to IMC (Active). Purdue University, Affiliate WMU Principle Investigator

 

2015- Phase II, FAA Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for General Aviation. Project C. General Aviation Weather Alerting (Active). Texas A&M, Affiliate WMU Principle Investigator

 

2014- Phase I, FAA Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence General Aviation. Project B. Transition from VFR to IMC, Purdue University, Affiliate WMU Principle Investigator

 

2014- Phase I, FAA Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS), a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for General Aviation. Project C (2014) General Aviation Weather Alerting , Texas A&M, Affiliate WMU Principle Investigator

 

WMU OVPR Technology Development Fund Award. Next Generation Information systems for Low Cost Mobile Training Solutions. Application for Bombardier CRJ200 (2014) Principle Investigator, Co I- Dr. Ala Al Fuqua, Ihab Ahmed Moha Mohammed

 

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) 2013-2014. P.I. The Effect of Light Exposure on Flight crew Alertness Levels to Enhance Fatigue Predication Models, Principle Investigator

 

Instructional Program Development Grant, 2013-2014. P.I. Transforming Aircraft Systems Teaching Pedagogies to Improve Student Learning and Engagement. Principle Investigator, Dennis McFall Co-I

 

Meemic Foundation Education Grant Research, 2013-2014. P.I. Flying High with Math and Science: Engaging High Risk Youth with Kites. Principle Investigator

 

Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Aviation Grant Award, 2012-2013. Technology to Engage Aviation Students. Principle Investigator

 

International Education Faculty Development Fund (IEFDF), 2012. Best Practices for Integration of Tablet Technologies in Aviation Training. European Aviation Psychology Symposium, (EAAP) Sardinia, Italy.

 

 

Research Development Award (RDA) Research Grant Award, 2010-2011, The Effects of Commuting on Pilot Fatigue, Western Michigan University. Principle Investigator

 

Department of Homeland Security DHS-10-ST-108-001 International Research in HLS S&T Mission Areas, 2011. P.I. Wireless Communication to Improve Security of Commercial Aircraft. Amount requested $459,000.00 (not funded).

 

National Academies of Science (NAS), 2010. P.I. An Ongoing Study on Commuting and Pilot Fatigue. Washington D.C. Faculty Contributor

 

Department of Homeland Security DHS-09-ST-108-001 International Research in HLS S&T Mission Areas, 2009. P.I. Wireless Communication to Improve Security of Commercial Aircraft. Amount requested $293,696.00 (Not funded).

 

Interdisciplinary Instructional Development Grant. (2009). Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington. Integrating COFT procedures with International CRM Programs. Western Michigan University Office of the Provost.

 

Support for Faculty Scholars Award (SFSA) Research Grant Award, 2009 -2010. Pilot/Flight Attendant Communication in China. Western Michigan University, Principle Investigator

 

International Education Faculty Development Fund (IEFDF), 2010. Asia Pacific Pilot Training Symposium, Hong Kong, China. Western Michigan University.

 

Faculty Research Travel Fund (FRTF), 2010. In-flight Security Onboard Commercial Aircraft: Critical Improvements Needed. International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, (ICAS), Nice, France, and Global study of Pilot/Flight Attendant Coordination and Communication. European Aviation Psychology Symposium, (EAAP), Budapest, Hungary. Western Michigan University, Principle Investigator

 

STG Aerospace, CAMS system, 2009. Donated to the WMU College of Aviation for use by the Crew Safety & Security Research Team, Principle Investigator

 

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA). 2008-2009. P.I. Pilot/Flight Attendant Communication. Western Michigan University, Principle Investigator

 

Spirit Airlines, MD-80 Cabin Trainer, 2009. Donated to the WMU College of Aviation for use by the Crew Safety & Security Research Team, Principle Investigator

 

NASA SBIR AND STTR, 2008. NASA Topic A1. Crew Alert and Monitor System Framework. Collaboration with Michigan Aerospace Corporation. Mitigating Fatigue with Eye Tracking in Aerospace Applications. Co-I, amount requested 1,200.000 (not funded)

 

International Education Faculty Development Fund (IEFDF), 2008. International Aviation Safety Symposium, Flight Safety Foundation, Beijing, China. Western Michigan University, Principle Investigator

 

Faculty Research Travel Fund (FRTF), 2008. Mitigating Effects of Fatigue, to Increase Safety and Productivity, for European Aviation Business Culture. 28th annual European Association for Aviation Psychology. Valencia, Spain. Principle Investigator

 

Intellectual Property Disclosures - 2013 Next Generation Information Systems for Pilots- WMU Case # 2013-010. Education APPS for Bombardier Aircraft