Anna Trujillo

Bio


Anna Trujillo is a Senior Research Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center. Her current research interests include incorporating autonomy as a tool, enabling rotorcraft vehicle operators to fly quietly, and human-machine teaming. Anna Trujillo is currently with NASA’s RVLT program where she is working on providing helicopter pilots and other vehicle operators information regarding the predicted noise they are generating. Previously, Anna Trujillo was working on NASA’s UAS in the NAS program involving integrating Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System. Her previous research has involved informational and alerting displays on aircraft systems and aircraft predicted health. Ms. Trujillo was also involved with the NASA Langley Research Center’s Autonomy Incubator where she focused on natural language use for control of autonomous agents. She has also worked on modeling the operator as an adaptive controller in order to better model, understand, and predict the operator’s interaction with the aircraft. This, and previous research, has resulted in over 70 reference-able publications. Ms. Trujillo graduated with a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For both degrees, Anna Trujillo focused on human factors with a sub-focus on controls.

Publications


1. A. C. Trujillo, E. Greenwood, and D. R. Hill, “Helicopter Noise Footprint Depiction during Simulated Flight for Training,” in Advances in Human Factors in Transportation: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 16-20, 2020, Virtual, N. Stanton, Ed. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), no. 1212): Springer International Publishing, 2020, pp. 554-561.

2. A. C. Trujillo, R. D. Roper, and S. Kc, “Differences between Manned and Unmanned Pilots Flying a UAV in the Terminal Area,” in Advances in Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots, Drones and Unmanned Systems, July 16-20, 2020, Virtual, M. Zallio, Ed. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC), no. 1210) Champaign, IL: Springer International Publishing, 2020, pp. 41-48.

3. A. C. Trujillo, “Operator Trust Function for Predicted Drone Arrival,” in Advances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems. AHFE 2018, vol. 784, J. Chen, Ed. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing), Champaign, IL: Springer International Publishing, 2019, pp. 3-14.

4. Trujillo, A. C., Puig-Navarro, J., Mehdi, S. B., & McQuarry, A. K. (2017). Using Natural Language to Enable Mission Managers to Control Multiple Heterogeneous UAVs. In P. Savage-Knepshield & J. Chen (Eds.), Advances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA (pp. 267-280). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41959-6_22

5. Chandarana, M., Trujillo, A., Shimada, K., & Danette Allen, B. (2017). A Natural Interaction Interface for UAVs Using Intuitive Gesture Recognition. In P. Savage-Knepshield & J. Chen (Eds.), Advances in Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Robots and Unmanned Systems, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA (pp. 387-398). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41959-6_32

6. (Journal) A. C. Trujillo, I. M. Gregory, and K. A. Ackerman, “Evolving Relationship between Humans and Machines,” IFAC-PapersOnLine, Online vol. 51, no. 34, pp. 366-371, 14-15 December 2019.

7. Ackerman, K. A., Talleur, D. A., Carbonari, R. S., Xargay, E., Seefeldt, B. D., Kirlik, A., . . . Trujillo, A. C. (2017). Automation Situation Awareness Display for a Flight Envelope Protection System. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 1-17. doi:10.2514/1.G000338

8. Trujillo, A. C., & Gregory, I. M. (2016). Pilot Stick Input Estimates from Attitude Commands as Indicator of Systemic Changes. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 1-15. doi:10.2514/1.G001734

9. Trujillo, A. C., Fan, H., Cross, C. D., Hempley, L. E., Cichella, V., Puig-Navarro, J., & Mehdi, S. B. (2015). Operator Informational Needs for Multiple Autonomous Small Vehicles. Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 936-943. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.141

10. Trujillo and I. Gregory, “Pilot Preferences on Displayed Aircraft Control Variables,” in Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services: 10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II, D. Harris, Ed. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013, pp. 193-202. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39354-9_22

11. Trujillo, A. (2009). Paper to Electronic Questionnaires: Effects on Structured Questionnaire Forms. In J. A. Jacko (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. New Trends: 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 362-371). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02574-7_41

12. Cichella, V., Marinho, T., Stipanović, D., Hovakimyan, N., Kaminer, I., & Trujillo, A. C. (2017). Collision Avoidance Based on Line-of-Sight Angle. To be published in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 17. doi:10.1007/s10846-017-0517-6

13. A. C. Trujillo, D. P. Jack, and D. Tsakpinis, “En Route Detect and Avoid Well Clear in Terminal Area Landing Pattern (AIAA 2018-2872),” presented at the 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum, Atlanta, GA, 25-29 June, 2018. Conference paper. Available: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-2872

14. M. J. Vincent, A. C. Trujillo, D. P. Jack, K. D. Hoffler, and D. Tsakpinis, “A Recommended DAA Well-Clear Definition for the Terminal Environment (AIAA 2018-2873),” presented at the 2018 Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum, Atlanta, GA, 25-29 June, 2018. Conference paper. Available: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-2873

15. Trujillo, A., Gregory, I. M., & Hempley, L. (2015). Adaptive State Predictor Based Human Operator Modeling on Longitudinal and Lateral Control (AIAA 2015-0654). Paper presented at the SciTech 2015, Kissimmee, FL.

16. Kirlik, A., Ackerman, K., Seefeldt, B. D., Xargay, E., Talleur, D. A., Carbonari, R. S., . . . Gregory, I. M. (2015). Inverting the Human/Automation Equation to Support Situation Awareness and Prevent Loss of Control. Paper presented at the 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH. DOI: 10.2514/6.2015-0654

17. Trujillo, A., Fan, H. H., Cross, C., Hempley, L., Navarro, J. P., Mehdi, B. S., & Cichella, V. (2015). Operator Informational Needs for Multiple Autonomous Small Vehicles. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV. doi: 10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.141

18. Trujillo, A. C., Ghatas, R. W., Burdette, D., & McAdaragh, R. M. (2014). The Ability of RC Pilots to Maintain Visual Line-of-Sight of their Vehicle (AIAA 2014-2417). Paper presented at the Aviation 2014: 14th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, Atlanta, GA. DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-2417

19. Trujillo, A. C., Buttrill, C., Verstynen, H., Hempley, L., Ghatas, R. W., Burdette, D., & McAdaragh, R. M. (2013). The Ability of RC Pilots to Acquire Waypoints in Visual Line-of-Sight Operations. Paper presented at the AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014, Orlando, FL.

20. Trujillo, A. C., & Gregory, I. M. (2013). Adaptive Controller Adaptation Time and Available Control Authority Affects on Piloting. Paper presented at the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

21. Comstock, J. R., McAdaragh, R. M., Ghatas, R. W., Burdette, D., & Trujillo, A. C. (2013). Flying UAS in the National Airspace System: An Overview of Responses to Surveys by Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots of Manned Aircraft, and Pilots of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Paper presented at the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

22. Trujillo, A. C., & Gregory, I. (2011, 16-20 Oct. 2011). Piloting changes to changing aircraft dynamics: What do pilots need to know? Paper presented at the 2011 IEEE/AIAA 30th Digital Avionics Systems Conference. DOI: 10.1109/DASC.2011.6096093

23. Trujillo, A. C. (2010). Pilot Adaptation to Changing Dynamics and Adaptive Control. Paper presented at the Aerospace Control and Guidance Systems Committee Meeting #106, La Jolla, CA.

24. Trujillo, A. C. (2009). How Electronic Questionnaire Formats Affect Scaled Responses. Paper presented at the 2009 (15th) International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

25. Trujillo, A., Bruneau, D., & Press, H. (2008, 26-30 Oct. 2008). Predictive information: Status or alert information? Paper presented at the 2008 IEEE/AIAA 27th Digital Avionics Systems Conference. DOI: 10.1109/DASC.2008.4702823

26. Trujillo, A., & Pope, A. (2008). Using Simulation Speeds to Differentiate Controller Interface Concepts. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 52(25), 2008-2012. doi:10.1177/154193120805202501

27. Trujillo, A. C. (2007). NASA/TM-2007-214884, Usability Study of Two Collocated Prototype System Displays. Available: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20070023641.pdf