Human Factors & Aviation Safety Security Technology Expert Consultant Resumes
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This associate has an MA in Industrial Design & Human Factors Engineering at the University of Idaho.

This expert has a BFA in Art and Communications & Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

Human Factors & Aviation Safety Security Technology Expert Consultant Resumes
 

This associate is an expert in human factors engineering research and design, user interface design of airline luggage scanning systems, autonomous UAV System design, and data structures and data collection devices. Further expertise includes workflow structures, conducting studies in the security optimization human factors integration and evaluation (SOHFIE) laboratory, data gathering, and air travel safety.

Areas of related expertise include use of Document Exchange Technology, design, development and implementation of data and workflow structures for digital intellectual property. Also created data structures to reduce, analyze, and present information.

Designed and created relational data structures to handle correspondence and billing for in-house training service for law firms. Designed and implemented a system to specify, contract, manage, and archive audiovisual digital recordings.

Additional experience and specialization includes conception and rapid prototyping of user interface design concepts, rapid prototyping of man-machine interface for the Land Warrior fighting system and the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver.

More related areas of expertise include computer publishing systems, presentation graphics, business database system user interface design, and concept and design input for FAA Human Factors Research Laboratory. Additional areas of expertise include industrial design and testing of combat control systems for surface warfare and submarine warfare programs, testing development for audio aiming cue study of missile project, and a variety of other human factors engineering and industrial design projects for military applications.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing human factors engineering, industrial design, aviation safety and security technology consulting, user interface design and rapid prototype consulting, failure analysis, forensic investigation, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.

 

Human Factors Engineer, Aviation Safety and Security Technology firm

Served as lead researcher and designer for autonomous UAV Systems and developed proposals for NASA and US Navy. Designed the user interface for airline luggage scanning system and coauthored specification for all potential manufacturers of this system. Designed numerous data structures and data collection devices for studies carried out in the Security Optimization Human Factors Integration and Evaluation (SOHFIE) laboratory. Authored Test and Evaluation Report for a study of incentives for baggage screeners. Participated in data gathering tasks at major airports in many parts of the USA. Photographed simulated bombs, hazardous baggage, and users of SOHFIE systems. Conducted studies in the SOHFIE laboratory. Researched the FAA Marine Stratus Forecast product to determine efficacy by building a product performance database. Authored sub-report including statistical scatter charts. Coauthored air travel safety white paper.

 

Administrator, Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Designer, The American Law Institute and ALI-ABA

Administered the Document Exchange Technology (DET) department and HFE designed, developed, and implemented a data and workflow structure for the organization's digital intellectual property using common software packages. Designed and presented training sessions for all ALI/ALI-ABA staff in the use of DET. Conducted data gathering among proposed DET users. Created data structures to reduce, analyze, and present this information to management. Designed and created relational data structures to handle all correspondence and billing for ALI-ABA's in-house training service for law firms. Designed and implemented a system to specify, contract, manage, and archive audiovisual digital recordings. User feedback was incorporated into the structure and user interface of each of these projects.

 

Senior Human Factors Engineer and Industrial Designer, on contract to HRED (US Army), CSC

Conceived and rapid prototyped user interface design concepts on PC, Mac and Silicon Graphics computers and constructed presentation prototypes in 3D materials. Was administrator for HRED computer systems, printers, and networking configuration. Researched, designed, and rapid prototyped in full scale the Command & Control Vehicle multi-user command console. Rapid computer prototyped and presented the man-machine interface for the Land Warrior fighting system and the Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR). Developed test procedures and conducted extensive data gathering (questionnaires with prototypes and mock-ups) among proposed users of Land Warrior and DAGR both on site at various military installations. Created data structures to reduce, analyze, and present this information to management.

 

Senior Human Factors Engineer, Industrial Designer, A O-K Consulting Services

Integrated and installed Mac computer publishing system including research on color monitors, font procurement, printer networking, software compatibility, and cost for ALI-ABA. Designed the user interface for a business database system to be compliant with the OSF/Motif User Interface Standards. Developed test procedures and conducted extensive data gathering through postal questionnaires among proposed users of digital data-to-telephone system. Created data structures to reduce, analyze and present this information.

 

Industrial Designer and Human Factors Engineer, CTA Inc.

Conceptualized and had detailed design input for the FAA Human Factors Research Laboratory (HFRL). Designed the audio-video presentation system for the HFRL Presentation Room. Lead Engineer on, and contributed to, specification and design documents, which were accepted by the FAA. Rapid prototyped the user interface for the HFRL.

 

Senior Human Factors Engineer, Industrial Designer & Operability Lab Supervisor, RCA/General Electric (GE)

Contributed presentation graphics and user interface development on Mac and Silicon Graphics computers. Industrial Designer for U.S. Navy combat control systems for surface warfare (AEGIS) and submarine warfare (Seawolf) programs. Developed test procedures and tested for HF issues using the full scale AEGIS Command and Control room mock-up. Developed testing program and constructed HF test fixtures for an audio aiming cue study for the "Stinger" missile project. Reduced and analyzed the test results and authored reports. Researched a company wide email system, CAD, ISDN, CD-ROM, for International design coordination. Human engineered Crew Station Emulator for the U.S. Army VETRONIC project and supervised its construction. Designed and constructed the form factor and configuration prototype for the Commanders Integrated Display (CID), MIA2 Program. Designed hand held test equipment prototypes surveys for the STEX and AMD Projects. Designed high fidelity prototypes for the STU III Secure Telephone Project. Reduced, analyzed, and presented information on HF issues of the AEGIS, STU III, and VETRONIC projects to management at meetings and in written reports.

Holder of patent related to solid-state video display technology.

Author of numerous publications related to vehicle operating systems, secure air traveler profile acquisition systems, law publication markup language, and more.

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