Featured Publications

Fort Hill Group is committed to actively engaging with the scientific and research community. We believe this keeps our team at the leading edge of research practices and provides peer-review for our methods and results. Provided below is a listing of peer-reviewed research papers, journal articles, book chapters and international conference proceedings. 

2016

Austrian, E., Sawyer, M., & Berry, K. (2016). Human Systems Integration and Strategic Planning. Presented at the 2016 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Orlando, FL.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian, E. (2016). A Data Analytics Based Approach to Human Factors Issues in Voluntary Aviation Safety Reports. Presented at the 2016 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rohde, R. (2016). Developing a Mental Model in ATC: 1 - Learning Situational Assessment. Presented at the 2016 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Orlando, FL.

Berry, K., & Sawyer, M. (2016). Enhancing the Role of Human Factors in Safety Investigation and Analysis. Presented at the Flight Operations Seminar - Singapore Aviation Safety Seminar, Singapore.

Berry, K., & Sawyer, M. (2016). Enhancing the Role of Human Factors in Safety Investigation and Analysis. Maintenance and Engineering Seminar - Singapore Aviation Safety Seminar, Singapore.

2015

Berry, K., & Sawyer, M. (2015). Scenario-based Training: Lessons from Aviation. Presented at the Public Workshop - Physiological Closed-Loop Controlled Devices, Silver Spring, MD. 

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., Henderson, A., Rohde, R., & Liskey, D. (2015). Proactive Assessment of the Changing Non-Conformance Risk Profile for Arrival and Departure Procedures in NextGen.  Presented at the 2015 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Austrian, E., Berry, K., & Sawyer, M. (2015). A Cross-Cutting Human Factors Impact Assessment of Planned NextGen Changes. Presented at the 2015 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Sawyer, M. & Berry, K. (2015). Examining Integrated Human-System Safety in NextGen through An Application of the Human-Organization Safety Technique (HOST). Presented at the 2015 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Berry K., Sawyer, M. Hinson, J., & Dewalt, L. (2015). Quantifying the Human Element of Safety in Airport Tower Operations: Overcoming Risks Introduced by Static Airport Characteristics. Presented at the 2015 Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Berry K., Sawyer, M. & Hinson, J. (2015). Behind the Scenes of the NAS: Human Factors Taxonomy for Investigating Service Integrity Events. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2015, Dayton OH.

Krokos, K. & Sawyer, M. (2015). Strategic Job and Training Needs Analyses. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2015, Dayton OH.

Berry K., Sawyer, M. & Hinson, J. (2015). Developing Quantitative Air Traffic Risk-Benefit Pathways for Class D Airports: Improving Small Tower Operations. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2015, Dayton OH.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., Liskey, D. & Rohde, R. (2015). Assessing Potential Human Performance Safety Impacts Associated With Integrating Multiple Time-Based Flow Management Concepts. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2015, Dayton OH.

Austrian, E., Berry, K., & Sawyer, M. (2015). Planning for the Future: Human Factors Human Factors in NextGen Air Traffic Management. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2015, Dayton OH.

2014

Sawyer, M., Piccione, D., & May, N. (2014). “The Automation & ATM Website.” Hindsight 20 - EUROCONTROL Winter 2014 Page 63.  

Demagalski, J., Piccione, D., Sawyer, M., & Berry, K. (2014). Enhancing the Role of Human Factors in the Investigation of Air Traffic Control Safety Events in the FAA. Presented at the 2014 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace, San Jose, CA.

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2014). Proactively Examining NextGen Human Performance and System Safety. Presented at the Third Annual STAMP/STPA Workshop, Boston, MA.

2013

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2013). Proactive Assessment of Human Performance Safety Risks in New or Proposed Systems, Products, or Capability. Presented at the Human and Organizational Performance Summit, Presented at the Human and Organizational Performance Summit, Houston, TX.

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2013). Understanding the Human Component of Area Navigation Procedures Across The National Airspace System. In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego, CA.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian, E. (2013). Quantifying Systemic Risk Pathways in Air Traffic Control. International Society of Air Safety Investigators Forum, July-September 2013.

Berry, K., Sawyer, M, & Austrian, E. (2013). Outcome-Based Risk Pathways: Utilizing Safety Reports to Understand Risks in Air Traffic Control. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2013, Dayton OH.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian E. (2013). Assessing The Effects of Off-Nominal Conditions on NextGen Air Traffic Control Operations. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2013, Dayton OH.

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2013). Assessing the Changing Human Performance Risk Profile in the NextGen Mid-term. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2013, Dayton OH.

Austrian E., Piccione, D. (2013). The FAA’s Human Factors Air Traffic Control / Technical Operations Strategic Research Plan. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2013, Dayton OH.

Austrian E. & Sierra, E. (2013). Applied Human Factors Research For The Technical Operations Organization of the Federal Aviation Administration. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2013, Dayton OH.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian E. (2013). Risk Pathways: Quantifying the Risks Present in Narrative-Based Safety Event Reports. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care 2013, Baltimore, MD.

2012

Berry, K., Sawyer, M., Austrian, E. (2012). Behind the Scenes of NextGen: Describing the Impact of NextGen Operational Improvements on the Traffic Manager. In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2012, Boston, MA.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian, E. (2012). Analysis of New Proposed Air Traffic Control Alerts in the NextGen Midterm. In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2012, Boston, MA.

Berry, K., Sawyer, M., & Austrian, E. (2012). AirTracs: The Development and Application of an Air Traffic Safety Taxonomy for Trend Analysis. In Proceedings of International Conference on Interdisciplinary Science for Air Traffic Management 2012, Daytona Beach, FL.

Sawyer, M., Berry, K., & Austrian, E. (2012). The Use of Odds Ratios and Relative Risk to Quantify Systemic Risk Pathways in Air Traffic Control, In Proceedings of International Society of Air Safety Investigators Annual Seminar 2012, Baltimore, MD.

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2012). Assessing the Impact of NextGen Trajectory Based Operations on Human Performance, In S. Landry (Ed.), Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation. (2012). Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis.

2011

Sawyer, M, Berry, K., & Blanding, R. (2011). Assessing the Human Contribution to Risk in NextGen. In Proceedings of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2011, Las Vegas, NV.

Berry, K, Sawyer, M., Blanding, R., & Karniej, S. (2011). Investigating Air Traffic Control Human Performance: A Comparison of Active Errors and Latent Failures by Controller Task. In Proceedings of International Society for Occupational Ergonomics & Safety 2011, Baltimore, MD.

Kirwan, B, Kilner, A., Gibson, H., Piccione, D., & Sawyer, M. (2011). The development and application of CARA – a HRA tool for Air Traffic Management systems. In Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Association Annual Conference 2011. Troyes, France.

Berry, K. & Sawyer, M. (2011). Application of a Human Error Taxonomy for the Identification of Air Traffic Control Errors and Causation. In Proceedings of International Symposium on Aviation Psychology 2011, Dayton OH.