IST is working several Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) efforts for AFRL & CCDC (formerly AMRDEC). We are developing autonomous tools to enable a single operator to control multiple heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. IST Human Systems Engineers have built an intuitive Human Machine Interface (HMI) for effective human-autonomy teaming. IST validated autonomous tools in simulated air assault and base defense missions with Army pilots, other Army operators, and Air Force Unmanned Vehicle operators. IST’s autonomy experts and software engineers have implemented HMI designs, autonomy algorithms, and decision aiding solutions to support the operator in these tasks. The results improved performance and rated better compared to a current state-of-the-art system.
IST is a leading researcher in non-invasive brain stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation to augment healthy human performance. We use electrical, magnetic, and light energy to enhance brain activity for a variety of Air Force relevant domains such as learning, memory, attention, arousal, multi-tasking, and fatigue mitigation. We also study the mechanisms of these cutting-edge techniques by collecting and analyzing biological and physiological data such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, occulometrics, heart rate, breath rate, blood, saliva, etc. We are field-testing this technology with operational units for the application of accelerating learning and as a fatigue mitigation tool during shift changes and for the purpose of transitioning this technology to the warfighter.
IST has been performing Biodynamic research for AFRL since XXXX. This research tests the effects on pilots of vertical deceleration, horizontal impulse, vibration, vertical impact, acceleration, impacts to helmets, mass properties, and materials. We maintain facilities that include the Vertical Deceleration Tower, Vertical Impact Device Six DoF Vibration, and Horizontal Impulse Accelerator. Our test support equipment is comprised of a full suite of manikins, high speed cameras, sensors and data acquisition system, and an on-site machine shop.
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