Jeff O’Hara

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Georgia Tech Research Institute

Jeff O'Hara is a Senior Research Scientist with Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and has nearly three decades of experience as a human factors engineer in the defense and aerospace field in both government and industry roles. His experience includes being the senior or team lead on human factors/pilot-vehicle interface engineering assignments on the F-35, F-22, and F-16 fighters, the RAH-66 Comanche, several X aircraft, and a range of other fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. His experience also includes extensive ground and flight test work in the areas of crew station, Integrated Caution and Warning System (ICAWS), and symbology design and test. A former U.S. Navy Test Pilot School technical instructor, he provides training on advanced cockpit systems development and working with the military user. He currently supports Department of Defense customers as a technical expert in crew systems/pilot vehicle interface design and test. He holds a B.S. degree from Florida Tech and an M.S. degree from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University. His current research interests include user interface design and design requirements allocation for highly complex systems; visual and auditory performance coupled with symbology and other cueing development; anthropometric accommodation of crew; lighting and aided/augmented vision design, test, and evaluation; and control and display interface design and test.

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