Systems and Human Applied Research Performance (SHARP)

The Systems and Human Applied Research Performance (SHARP) is an 1100-square-foot space equipped with two flight simulators and PCs intended to collect data from student and licensed pilots.

Using techniques and measurement processes that they would use in the real world, students work in small groups on various projects that resemble work-related projects they will experience after graduation.

Recent projects have included:

  1. Weather Landings - A study examining pilot willingness to land an aircraft in poor weather conditions
  2. Awareness Briefing - A study designed to help pilots maintain situation awareness during autopilot cruise flight
  3. Electronic Flight Bag - A study examining the loss of manual skills in using paper charts after many hours of using ForeFlight


  • 4 Dell Precision computers
  • Fixed-wing flight simulator
  • Rotary- wing flight simulator

Lab Information

Lab Director: Dr. Stephen Rice

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email