Research At The College Of Aeronautics

The College of Aeronautics' programs incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to research that spans across various programs including engineering, human factors, safety, psychology, computer science and biology. Courses are designed to help students become more comfortable and familiar with conducting research, a vital part of any degree program. The College of Aeronautics manages an impressive inventory of aircraft and simulators that are available for research as well as a large pool of qualified instructor and student pilots holding various ratings and certificates. Additionally, students have access to various labs and other facilities such as the Advancing Technology and Learning in Aviation Systems (ATLAS) lab, Airport Management and Development lab, Air Traffic Control lab, Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD) Lab, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) lab, and the Emil Buehler Center For Aviation Training and Research. Our Alumni Association and faculty provide our students with direct connections to organizations such as NASA, FAA, Air Force Research Lab, Harris Corp, Northrop Grumman, Avidyne, and many of the commercial pilot associations.

Undergraduate Research

The College of Aeronautics is working to promote student understanding of and participation in research. Aviation Research (AVT4002) is a senior undergraduate course, in which students plan, conduct, and present research projects on a variety of aviation-related topics:

  • Florida Tech pilots’ willingness to report through the ASAP,
  • Analyzing two different approaches to training private pilots,
  • Decision making and the Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT),
  • Examining the relationship between airport station staffing and ground operation incidents,
  • The impact of employee’s experience on ground operation incident rates,
  • Effect of attrition of ramp agents on ground operations incidents,
  • The relationship between airport size and ground operations incidents.

College of Aeronautics undergraduates, recent graduates, and faculty members frequently present research at conferences and publish. Several students have won awards at the University Aviation Association student poster competition:

 King, G., Horton, A., Buford, L., Mehta, R., & B.E. Wheeler. 2020. The Impact of Airport Classification on Wildlife Strikes. University Aviation Association, Student poster competition, 1st Place, Undergraduate category.

 Daniel, N., L. Tibbetts, & B.E. Wheeler. 2019. Cost Savings of LED Lighted Runways. University Aviation Association, Student poster competition, 1st place Undergraduate category.

 Hudgins, K.W., Lopez, J.R., Silver, I.M., & B.E. Wheeler. 2019. Charged Warriors: An Analysis of Aircraft Battery Actions at FITA. University Aviation Association, Student poster competition, 3rd place Undergraduate category.

 Hunt, L., S. Pelkowski, H. Flemming, & B.E. Wheeler. 2018. FAA Reported Bird Strikes by Time of Day at Florida Airports. University Aviation Association, Student Poster Competition, 2nd place Undergraduate Category.

 Little, Q., & B.E. Wheeler. 2016. Impact of Graphical and Textual Weather Briefings on Preflight Aeronautical Decision Making, University Aviation Association, Student Poster Competition, 2nd place Undergraduate Category.

Current Projects

Here are some of the aviation research topics that College of Aeronautics faculty and students are currently involved in. 

  • Aviation Consumer Perceptions
    • Willingness to Fly with Reduced Crew and Unmanned Aircraft
    • Aviation Consumer Preferences
  • Aviation Management and Airport Development
    • Cross Cultural Training Knowledge Management Content Development
    • Pilots' job satisfaction in relation to leadership style of airline executives
  • Human Factors
    • Adaptive Training and Learner Engagement
    • Augmented Weather Interface Technology
    • Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Interface Design
    • Human Factors Considerations for Internet of Things Cybersecurity
    • Human Machine Teaming in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
    • Pilot Cognition and Decision Making with Uncertainty
    • Pilot-in-Training Success Factors
    • Psychosocial Effects of Social Media Restrictions on Workers
    • Urban Air Mobility Human Factors
  • Human Space Flight
    • Crew Selection for Long Duration Space Flight
    • Plant Growth for Long Duration Spaceflight
  • Safety
    • Aviation Risk Assessment and Accident Analysis
    • Helicopter Operations Weather Information Technology
    • Rotorcraft Wire Strike Prevention and Protection
    • Runway incursions
  • Environmental Science
    • Airport noise and aviation emissions at airports
    • Airport noise modeling

Visit our Research Stories page to read more about the wide variety of research at the College of Aeronautics.

Recent Publications

Students of the College of Aeronautics have the unique opportunity to work alongside professors to perform real-world research starting at the undergraduate level and continuing throughout their academic careers. Research at the College of Aeronautics is not just a professor’s pet project, students get their work published here giving them valuable experience and a leg up on the competition when starting their careers.

*denotes student author

Aviation Management

*Dinler, N., & Rankin, W. B. (2020). Increasing Airports' On-Time Arrival Performance Through Airport Capacity and Efficiency Indicators. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2020.1444

*Dinler, N., & Rankin, W. B. (2018). Assessment of the Evolving Low-Cost Business Model for the Future Importance of U.S. Secondary Airports. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2018.1267

Aviation Safety

Carstens, D., Howard, S., Barrie, M., *Mahlman, J., *Sudharsan, A., *Chauhan, B., *Bouran, A., *Hunt, L., & *Egoroff, E. (2020). Application of Tripod Incident Analysis in Aviation, Proceedings of the International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2020, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Carstens, D., *Pittorie, W., Carroll, M. & *Sanchez, P. (2020). Review of Aviation Safety Databases to Identify Information Discrepancies Experienced on the Flight Deck: Implications for NextGen, Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors. doi.org/10.1027/2192-0923/a000192

*Ferra, G., *Alghamdi, H., Wheeler, B.E., & *Li, T. (2021). Comparing the Frequency of Reported Wildlife Strikes by Region in the United States. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 14(1): 37-45.

*King, G., *Horton, A., *Buford, L., Mehta, R., & Wheeler, B.E. (2020). The Impact of Airport Classification on Wildlife Strikes. University Aviation Association, Student poster competition, 1st Place, Undergraduate category.

*Li, T., Wheeler, B. E., & Carstens, D. S. (2020). Examining the Impact of Overhearing In-Flight Cell-Phone Calls on Passenger Safety. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 7(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol7/iss2/7

Splitt, M. E., *Hennard, M., & *Bougeard, P. (2021). Survey of General Aviation Pilot Reports (PIREPs) Conformity, Consistency, and Quality. Journal of Operational Meteorology9(6). doi: https://doi.org/10.15191/nwajom.2021.0906.

Wheeler, B.E., *Redden, K., *Bonilla, D., Fox, G., & Silver, I. (2020). OMIR Event Type and Frequency at a Collegiate Flight Program. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 13(1), 104-110.

Wheeler, B.E., *Cambata, C., Silver, I.M., Fox, G. & *Alyamani, G. (2019). Safety Culture at a Collegiate Flight School. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 12(2), 94-98.

Wheeler, B.E., *Golcher Ardic, E., *Wertin, R., Fox, G., & I.M. Silver. (2019). Operational Incident and Mishap Reports by Phase of Flight. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 12(2), 105-111.

Wheeler, B.E., *Gomez-Womack, J., & *White, D. (2019). Examining Ground Operations Incidents by Airport Size. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 12(2), 99-104.

Cusick, S. K., Cortes, A. I., & Rodrigues, C. C. (2017). Commercial aviation safety. McGraw Hill Professional.

Flight & UAS Training

Carroll, M., Wilt, D. F., & *Sanchez, P. (2021). Recommended Training Practices to Prepare Pilots to Cope with Information Conflicts. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium of Aviation Psychology. (pp. 397-402). 

Carstens, D., Deaton, J., Moore, J., Dalli, D., *Rebensky, S.L., & *Tamilselvan, G. (2019). Unmanned Aerial Systems Transfer of Training. Proceedings of the 20th International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2019, Clearwater, FL, 56-61.

Edwards, M., & B.E. Wheeler. (2018). Flight Students’ Willing to Fly Within or Over Airspace Containing Operating Unmanned Aerial Systems. IEMS Conference Proceedings 2018.

*Rebensky, S., Carroll, M., & *Chaparro, M. (2020). Examination of the impact of various training approaches on different UAS operator populations. National Training Aircraft Symposium. March 2-4, Daytona Beach, FL. 

Wheeler, B.E., *Mumfrey, J., & *Dolan, D. (2021). Examining Part 141 flight training: flight hours and days to instrument rating. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 14(2): 43-49.

Wheeler, B.E., *Risso, A., *Albrecht, T., Mehta, R., & Silver, I. (2020). Duration and Efficiency of Private Pilot Training. Presentation at the 73rd Annual UAA Education Conference, Virtual.

Wheeler, B.E., *Shacknai, J., *Valluzzi, N., & *Li, T. (2021). Collegiate Flight Students’ Willingness to Pilot in Different Aircraft Sanitization Scenarios. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 14(1): 1-8.

Human Space Flight

Eichler, A., N. Hadland, D. Pickett, D. Masaitis, D. Handy, A. Perez, D. Batcheldor, B. Wheeler, & A. Palmer. (2021). Challenging the agricultural viability of Martian Regolith Simulants. ICARUS. 354(2021), 114022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2020.114022

*Nakushian, A., & Deaton, J. (2020). Issues Facing Crew Selection for Long Duration Space Flight Missions. International Journal of Aviation Research, 12(1).

Wheeler, B.E., & R.K. Peet. (2016). A multiscale analysis of plant diversity along soil nutrient gradients. In Vegetation structure and function at multiple spatial, temporal and conceptual scales. E.O. Box, editor. Springer.

Human Factors

*Anania, E., Rice, S., Winter, S., Mehta, R., & Vaden, E. (2018). Potential predictors of ability to sleep during commercial air travel. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2018 Institute of Industrial & System Engineers Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL.

Caldwell, B. S., & Splitt, M. E. (2021). GA Pilot Information and Weather Technology and the Cockpit: Fixed Wing and Rotorcraft Issues. In AIAA AVIATION 2021 FORUM (p. 2955).

Carroll, M. (2021) Location matters: How integrating electronic flight bag information into the aircraft panel impacts pilot response. [Conference Session].  21st International Symposium of Aviation Psychology.

Carroll, M., *Chaparro, M., Rebensky, S., *Carmody, K., Mehta, R., & *Pittorie, W., (2021). Adapting to the times: Examining adaptive instructional strategies in preferred and non-preferred class types. Human Computer Interaction International 2021. Carroll M., & Dahlstrom, N. (2021) Human computer interaction on the modern flight deck, International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 37:7, 585-587, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2021.1890495

Carroll M., *Lindsey S., *Chaparro M. (2019) Integrating Engagement Inducing Interventions into Traditional, Virtual and Embedded Learning Environments. In: Sottilare R., Schwarz J. (eds) Adaptive Instructional Systems. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11597. Springer, Cham.   DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-22341-0_22

Carroll, M., *Lindsey, S., *Chaparro, M., & Winslow, B. (2019).  An applied model of learner engagement and strategies for increasing learner engagement in the modern educational environment.  Interactive Learning Environments, DOI: 10.1080/10494820.2019.1636083.

Carroll, M., & Malmsquist, S. (2021).  Resilient performance in aviation.  In C. Nemeth & E. Hollnagel (Eds.) Advancing Resilient Performance. Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74689-6_7

Carroll, M., *Rebensky, S., & *Sanchez, P. (2020). Examining pilot response to cybersecurity events on the flight deck. National Training Aircraft Symposium. March 2-4, Daytona Beach, FL. 

Carroll, M., Rebensky, S., Wilt, D. F., *Pittorie, W., *Hunt, L., *Chaparro, M., & *Sanchez, P. (2021).  Integrating uncertified information from the electronic flight bag into the aircraft panel: impacts on pilot response.  International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 37: 7, 630-641.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2020.1854001

Carroll, M., Ruble, M., Dranias, M., *Rebensky, S., *Chaparro, M., Chiang, J. and Winslow, B. (2020). Automatic detection of learner engagement using machine learning and wearable sensors. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 10, 165-178. doi.org/10.4236/jbbs.2020.103010

Carroll, M. & *Sanchez, P.  (2021).  An examination of pilot-reported trust and response to information conflicts experienced on the flight deck.  Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 11:2, 79-87.  https://doi.org/10.1027/2192-0923/a000209

Carroll, M. & *Sanchez, P.  (2020). Decision making with conflicting information: Influencing factors and best practice guidelines.  Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science.  doi.org/10.1080/1463922X.2020.1764660

Carroll, M., *Sanchez, P., Wilt, D., & *Rebensky, S. (2020). Utilizing Simulation to Train Decision Making with Conflicting Information. In: Cassenti D., Scataglini S., Rajulu S., Wright J. (eds) Advances in Simulation and Digital Human Modeling. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1206. Springer, Cham.

Carroll, M., Wilt, D.F., *Sanchez, P., & Carstens, D. (2019).  Examining pilot decision making in information-rich cockpits.  Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium of Aviation Psychology.  May 7-10, Dayton, OH, 73-78.

Carroll, M. and Winslow, B. (2017) Examination of the Impact of Condensed Biofeedback Training on Acute Stress Responses. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 7, 287-303.Carstens, D.S., *Harwin, M.S., & *Li, T. (2021). Increasing General Aviation (GA) Pilot Reports (PIREPs) through Reducing Errors. Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 14(1), 17-25.

Carstens, D.S., Doss, S.K. & *Kies, S.C. (2018). Social Media Impact on Attention Span, The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 11(1), 20-27.

Carstens, D., *Mahlman, J., Miller, J., & Shaffer, M. (2019). Mobile Device Espionage, The Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, 12(2), 86-94.

Carstens, D. S., Miller, J. R., *Mahlman, J. A., & Shaffer, M. J. (2021). Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Device Addiction Effects on a Workplace. International Journal of Social Media and Online Communities (IJSMOC), 13(1), 37-50. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJSMOC.2021010103

Champney, R. K., Stanney, K. M., Milham, L., and Carroll, M.B. (2017) An examination of virtual environment training fidelity on training effectiveness, International Journal of Learning Technology, 12 (1), pp.42–65.

*Chaparro M., & Carroll M. (2021). Examining vigilance in a simulated unmanned aircraft system (UAS) monitoring task. Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2021).

*Chaparro, M., Carroll, M., & Hook, J. (2020).  Improving the Usability of a Digital Neurobehavioral Assessment. In: Ahram T., Falcão C. (eds) Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1217. Springer, Cham.

*Chaparro, M.E., Carroll, M. & Malmquist, S. (2020). Personality Trends in the Pilot Population. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 38(2),  Retrieved from http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/CARI/article/view/8025/7423

*Chaparro, M., *Sharma, V., *Ficke, C., Carroll, M., Mehta, R., Wheeler, B., & *Dayiaglo, B. (2021).  Predicting pilot-in-training success in a private south eastern U.S. university.  [Conference Session].  21st International Symposium of Aviation Psychology.

*Chauhan, B., & Carroll, M. (2021).  Human factors considerations for urban air mobility.  In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium of Aviation Psychology. (pp. 7-12). 

*Clark, J. & Carstens, D.S. (2017). The User Experience of Usernames: Username Trends and Preferences. Proceedings of the International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2017, Cocoa Beach, FL, 27-34.

*DeHoff, M. C., & Cusick, S. K. (2018). Mental health in commercial aviation-depression & anxiety of pilots. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 5(5), 5.

Ebnali, M., Bailey, S., Ciccone, B., Wilson, R., *Rebensky, S., Carroll, M., Bennett, W., Hu, X., Reiner, A., Vasquez, H., Wooldridge, A., Lee, L., Verma, P., Jeong, H., Gisick, L., French., Keebler, J. (2020). Virtual reality, augmented reality, and virtual environments: Demonstrations of current technologies and future directions. HFES 2020.

Johnson, I., Johnson, M., Pitts, B.J., Blickensderfer, B., Brown, L., Ahlstrom, U. and Carstens, D. (2021). Human Factors Research in Weather Hazards Affecting General Aviation Safety. International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP).

*Li, T., Wheeler, B. E., & Carstens, D. S. (2020). Examining the Impact of Overhearing In-Flight Cell-Phone Calls on Passenger Safety. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 7(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/ijaaa/vol7/iss2/7.

 *Lindsey, S., Carstens, D.S. & Carroll, M. (2017). Presence Level of Low Cost Controllers for Mobile Based Virtual Reality Headsets, The Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 10(1), 59-63.

*Lindsey S., Carroll M., Carstens D. (2019) Evaluation of the Impact of Mobile VR Interaction Methods on Performance, Preference, and Enjoyment. In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2019 - Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1033. Springer, Cham.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23528-4_55

*Lindsey, S., Ganey, H.C. N., & Carroll, M. (2019). Designing military cockpits to support a broad range of personnel body sizes. Proceedings of The 20th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. May 7-10, Dayton.

*Madonna, C., *Moore, J., *Gerald, J., Wheeler, B.E., & Mehta, R. (2020, March). A Look at Risk Attitude: Flight Students Compared to Non-Flight Students. Presentation at the 2020 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS).

Mehta, R. (2019). The Graduate Advisor-Advisee Relationship: What Both Parties Should Expect. International Journal of Aviation Research, 11(1), 29-35. https://doi.org/10.22488/okstate.19.100403

Mehta, R., *Chauhan, B., *Edwards, M., Rosser, T., Dunbar, V., & Rice, S. (2019). Does a SWT Reverse Contagion Effect Exist from Humans to Automation. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 37(1), 90-106. https://doi.org/10.22488/okstate.19.100206

Mehta, R., *Chauhan, B., *Edwards, M., Rosser, T., Dunbar, V., & Rice, S. (2019, October). Is there a System Wide Trust Reverse Contagion Effect from Humans to Automation? Presentation at the 72nd Annual UAA Education Conference & Expo, Memphis, TN. https://doi.org/10.22488/okstate.19.100206

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Winter, S. R., *Anania, E. C., *Baugh, B. S., & *Milner, M. N. (2020). Determining the predictors for ease of sleep while on aircraft: Regression and qualitative analyses. Journal of Air Transport Management, 83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2019.101756

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Winter, S.R., & *Eudy, M. (2017). Perceptions of Cockpit Configurations: A Culture and Gender Analysis. International Journal of Aerospace Psychology, 27(1-2), 57-63. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508414.2017.1365609

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Winter, S.R., *Milner, M., Mehta, F. (2020, March). What Factors Influence the Imposter Phenomenon amongst Collegiate Flight Students? Presentation at the 2020 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS).

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Winter, S. R., Spence, T., *Edwards, M., & *Candelaria-Oquendo, K. (2019). Generalizability of Effect Sizes Within Aviation Research: More Samples Are Needed. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(5). https://doi.org/10.15394/ijaaa.2019.1404         

*Nakushian, A., *Kapar, A., *Ryan, K., Mehta, R., & Wheeler, B.E. (2020, March). Prevalence of Invulnerability in Collegiate Part 141 Flight Students. Presentation at the 2020 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS).

*Pierre, S., Carstens, D.S. (2017). The Effects of Laser Eye Protection on Color Recognition. The Journal of Management & Engineering Integration, 10(1), 42-47.

*Pierre, S. M., Carstens, D. S., & Deaton, J. E. (2019). Laser Eye Protection and Color Recognition and Discrimination in Aviation. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 9(2), 86–94. doi: 10.1027/2192-0923/a000165 

*Pittorie, W., Carroll, M., & Carstens, D. (2019).  Effects of Verbal vs Graphical Weather Information on a Pilot’s Decision Making during Preflight.  Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium of Aviation Psychology.  May 7-10, Dayton, OH, 349-354.

*Pittorie, W., Carstens, D., & Carroll, M. (2020). Understanding Pilot Decision-Making Based on Weather Source during Preflight. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference: Industry, Engineering & Management Systems 2020, Clearwater Beach, FL.

*Pittorie, W., Rebensky, S., *Hunt, L., *Nakushian, A., *Chaparro, M., & Carroll, M. (2021).  Factors influencing pilot trust in electronic flight bag information.  Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium of Aviation Psychology. (pp. 158-163). 

Rice, S. & Mehta, R. (2017). Automation in Sociotechnical Systems. In Cuevas, H., Velazquez, J., & Dattel, A. (Eds). Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications. CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315587370-6    

Rebensky, S., *Carmody, K., *Ficke, C., *Nguyen, D., Carroll, M., Wildman, J., & Thayer, A. (2021). Whoops! Something went wrong: Errors, trust, and trust repair strategies in human agent teaming. Human Computer Interaction International 2021.

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.   https://doi.org/10.1080/10447318.2021.1948683

Rebensky, S., Carroll, M., Bennett, W., & Hu, X. (2020). Collaborative development of a synthetic task environment by academia and military. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2020.

Rebensky, S., Carroll, M., *Nakushian, A., *Chaparro, M., & *Prior, T. (2021). Understanding the last line of defense: Human response to cybersecurity events. Human Computer Interaction International 2021.

*Rebensky, S., *Chaparro, M., & Carroll, M. (2020). Optimizing the learning experience:  Examining interactions between the individual learner and the learning context. In: Nazir S., Ahram T., Karwowski W. (eds) Advances in Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences. AHFE 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1211. Springer, Cham

*Sanchez P.L., Carroll M.B. (2019) Optimization of User Interfaces in the Digitization of Paper-Based Processes: A Case Study of a Mobile Aviation Application. In: Marcus A., Wang W. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability. Practice and Case Studies. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11586. Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23535-2_40

*Scott, T., & Carroll, M. (2020). Pilot selection research gaps: What we do and don't know about "the right stuff". National Training Aircraft Symposium. March 2-4, Daytona Beach, FL.  

Aviation Consumer Perceptions

*Anania, E. C., Mehta, R., *Marte, D., Rice, S., & Winter, S. R. (2018). Which factors predict consumer willingness to ride in driverless vehicles? Paper accepted for the Proceedings of the 62nd International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Philadelphia, PA. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621314 

*Marte, D. A., *Anania, E. C., Rice, S., Mehta, R., Milner, M. N., Winter, S. R., *Walters, N., *Capps, J., & *Ragbir, N. (2018). What type of person supports 24/7 police drones over neighborhoods? A regression analysis. Journal of Unmanned Aerial Systems, 4(1), 61-70.

Mehta, R., *Rao, N.A., *Labonte, E., Rice, S., Carstens, D. and *Gaenicke, S. (2019) Consumers from India and the USA have differing views of flight attendants. International Journal of Aviation Management, 4(3), 147–162. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJAM.2019.098362  

Mehta, R., & Rice, S. (2020). How Does the News Affect Willingness to Fly? Presentation at the 73rd Annual UAA Education Conference, Virtual.

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Deaton, J., & Winter, S. R. (2019). Creating a Prediction Model of Passenger Preference between Legacy and Low-Cost Airlines. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 3, 100075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2019.100075

Mehta, R., Rice, S., & Winter, S.R. (2017, March). How Consistent Are Consumers’ Perceptions of Willingness to Fly? Presentation at the 2017 Industry, Engineering, & Management Systems Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Mehta, R., Rice, S., Winter, S.R., & Buza, P. (2017). Cabin Depressurization as a Hijacking Mitigation Tactic: A Consumer Perceptions Study. Collegiate Aviation Review International, 35(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.22488/okstate.18.100472 

*Milner, M., Mehta, R., Rice, S., & Winter, S.R. (2017, May). What Information About Consumers Predicts Their Trust in Autopilots? 19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, Ohio.

Rice, S., & Mehta, R. (2017, March). Developing a Valid and Reliable Willingness to Interact with Drones (WID) Scale. Presentation at the 2017 Industry, Engineering, & Management Systems Conference, Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Rice, S., Mehta, R., Winter, S. R., *Anania, E., *Milner, M. N., & *Ragbir, N. (2019, March). What type of person is willing to undergo a teeth cleaning with a dental robot? Poster accepted to the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Chicago, IL.

Rice, S., Winter, S. R., Mehta, R., Keebler, J. R., *Baugh, B. S., *Anania, E. C., & *Milner, M. N. (2019). Does length of ride, gender or nationality affect willingness to ride in a driverless ambulance. Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, 7, 39-55. https://doi.org/10.1139/juvs-2017-0027

Rice, S., Winter, S. R., Mehta, R., & *Ragbir, N. K. (2019). What factors predict the type of person who is willing to fly in an autonomous commercial airplane? Journal of Air Transport Management, 75, 131-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2018.12.008

Rice, S., Winter, S., Mehta, R., Winter, R., Rice, A. & Oyman, K. (2017). Consumer perceptions of aircraft safety scale (C-PASS): An empirically developed scale for American consumers. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society 13(2), 39-47. https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v13i02/39-47

Wheeler, B.E., Duboc, N., & St. Amand, Z. (2020). Drone Delay: Consumer Willingness to Fly after Awareness of Recent UAS Event. Journal of Management and Engineering Integration. 13(1), 122-128.

Winter, S.R., Keebler, J. R., Rice, S., Mehta, R., & *Baugh, B.S. (2018). Patient perceptions on the use of an autonomous emergency medical transport: An affective perspective. Transportation Research Part F. 58, 431-441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.06.033

Winter, S.R., Keebler, J. R., Rice, S., Mehta, R., & *Baugh, B.S. (2018, October). Driverless ambulances: A possibility, but will patients ride? Paper presented at the 62nd International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Philadelphia, PA. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931218621270

Winter, S. R., Rice, S., *Friedenreich, K., Mehta, R., & *Kaiser, B. (2017). Passenger Perceptions Toward the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program and their Willingness to Fly. Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors, 7(1), 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1027/2192-0923/a000110   

Winter, S. R., Rice, S., Keebler, J. R., & Mehta, R. (2017, March). Patient perceptions on the use of an auto-piloted emergency medical transport: An affective perspective. 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Winter, S. R., Rice, S., Mehta, R., *Walters, N. W., *Pierce, M. B., *Anania, E. C., *Milner, M. N., & *Rao, N. (2018). Do Americans differ in their willingness to ride in a driverless bus? Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems. 6(4), 267-278. https://doi.org/10.1139/juvs-2018-0020

Winter, S. R., Rice, S., *Rains, T., *Milner, M., & Mehta, R. (2017). A longitudinal study on the alteration of consumer perceptions and the use of pilot medication. Journal of Air Transport Management, 59, 100-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jairtraman.2016.12.004

 Project Management

Carstens, D. & Richardson, G.L. (2020). Project Management Tools & Techniques, 2nd Ed., CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group: New York.

Richardson, G.L. & Carstens, D. (2022). Guidelines for Achieving Project Management Success, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group: New York.