Internal Projects, Research, and Publications
A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of the after-action review (or debrief) and factors that influence its effectiveness
Keiser, N. L. & Arthur, W. Jr. (2021). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of the after-action review (or debrief) and factors that influence its effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(7), 1007–1032.
Impact of heads-up displays on small unmanned aircraft system operator situation awareness and performance:
A simulated study.
A simulated study.
Rebensky, S., Carroll, M., Bennett, W., & Hu, X. (2021). Impact of heads-up displays on small unmanned aircraft system operator situation awareness and performance: A simulated study. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 28(5). 419-431.
There’s no “I” in HAT: Identifying appropriate skills for human agent teaming of varying levels of autonomy and embodiment.
Rebensky, S., Nguyen, D., Carmody, K., Ficke, C., Carroll, M., & Bennett, W. (2021). There’s no “I” in HAT: Identifying appropriate skills for human agent teaming of varying levels of autonomy and embodiment. 2021 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference.
Summer STEM Projects
Satellite Proximity Ops
USAFA, the Air Force Academy tasked students to build a satellite maneuvering simulation to help familiarize students with satellite behavior.
Using Unreal Engine 4 and a orbit/gravity plugin to simulate Kepler physics, the Wright-Scholars created a simple satellite simulation scenario where trainees practice docking maneuvers; scores are tracked in a leaderboard.
AR Maintenance (2021)
O'Neil and Associates, Inc., which creates technical manuals for Fortune 500 companies challenged the GRILL to extend upon the GRILL2020 AR Maintenance trainer by using a HoloLens 2 to overlay virtual objects over physical ones.
Using Vuforia and the Unity editor, students successfully tracked and animated the physical palette jack inside the virtual world.
UAV Digital Drone
Students in the Summer STEM 2021 program built a drone simulation prototype for the Wright-Brothers Institute.
Students used software in the loop methodologies to develop a search and rescue scan to find a lost hiker.
Summer STEM students at the Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory® helped advance pilot training techniques by building a straining simulator.
The simulator uses EMG controls and provides instructors with a tool so student pilots learn the correct level of straining more efficiently.
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Astronaut Recovery Simulator
The Space Force's Guardian Angels works to keep astronauts alive in disaster situations caused by weather or unknown means when astronauts cannot land properly.
Wright-Scholars used UE4 to make a virtual reality search and rescue training mission.