Loughborough University
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Advanced VR Research Centre

Find out more about some of the AVRRC's projects by clicking the items below.

  • The Effects of Amplified Head Rotations on Flight Simulation Training Devices

    Flight simulation training devices, unless equipped with highfidelity, panoramic field of view visual displays, are restricted in their usage for training of visual flight maneuvers. This research highlighted as such the current training limitations of low-fidelity simulators. By smart integration of virtual reality technology, amplified head rotations have been shown to be capable of augmenting visuals on such systems, giving equivalent performance/training capability to higher-fidelity systems, a feat previously unattainable.

  • Decision Making Information in a Complex Autonomous System

    The current air traffic management systems are centred around piloted aircraft, in which all the main decisions are made by humans. In the world of autonomous vehicles, there will be a driving need for decisions to be made by the system rather than by humans. The system will have to decide on courses of action that will have highly safety critical consequences. One way to ensure that these decisions are robust is to guarantee that the information being used for the decision is valid and of very high integrity. To meet regulatory requirements there will still need to be some form of human involvement, or back up, and the interface between computer and human will be very important.

  • Hedging and Equivocation on the Flight Deck

    Hedging and Equivocation on the Flight Deck: An in-context analysis of indirect language and its effect on flight safety

  • Synthetic Weather For A Simulation Environment

    Synthetic Weather For A Simulation Environment

    Realising the aims detailed in this project will allow for training situations that were previously only able to be experienced in real air space, to be partly experienced within a simulation

  • Operator Training & Performance Measurement in Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems

    With the development and use of unmanned systems, both in the military and commercial sectors, there is a rapidly growing need for training programs and performance measurement to support these systems. Research has been carried out into the viability of a competency based training system for use with unmanned aerial systems and semi-automated decision process based, performance measurement.

  • Simulating overload of aircrew attention for optimal training benefit

    Is a CASE study by the Loughborough University Research School of Systems Engineering in conjunction with the EPSRC and BAE Systems, examining the relationship between workload and performance in regards to the training benefit in a simulated environment. With simulation becoming a key factor in training of not only aircrew but expanding into other domains, there is a need to get the most gain out these resources when they are used. The study is to investigate if the relationship between workload and performance in regards to training improvement in the simulated environment.

  • EU FP7 DANSE: Air Traffic Management

    Air traffic management (ATM) is becoming an increasingly complex system of systems (SoS). involving the management of information exchanges between ground (Air Traffic Control operator) and air (pilot), for the update of flights plans, in different operational scenarios, corresponding to different levels of criticality.