Rania Ghatas

Bio


Rania Ghatas is a human factors research engineer at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Ms. Ghatas began her career at NASA Langley in 2012. Prior to beginning her career at NASA, Ms. Ghatas pursued her graduate studies at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she earned her Master of Science degree in Human Factors and Systems Engineering in 2011. In 2009, she earned two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, and in Psychology.

Selected Publications


1. Null, Cynthia H., Daiker, Ronald J., Ghatas, Rania W., Holbrook, Jon B., Novak, Bonnie B., Rippy, Lisa O. (October 2019). “Human Systems Integration (HSI) for Safety-Critical Range Operations at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF).” NASA TM-2019-220411. NESC-RP-18-01334. October 2019.

2. Daiker, Ronald, Ghatas, Rania, & Vincent, Michael, “A Cognitive Task Analysis of Safety-Critical Launch Termination Systems”, Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference 2018, July 2018.

3. Ghatas, Rania W., Tsakpinis, Dimitrios, Sturdy, James L., Myer, Robert R. (November 2017). “The Effects of Alert Scoring and Alert Jitter on a Minimum Operational Performance Standards Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detect and Avoid System.” Conference Paper. The 5th ENRI International Workshop on ATM/CNS; Tokyo, Japan.

4. Ghatas, Rania W., Jack, Devin P., Tsakpinis, Dimitrios, Vincent, Michael J., Sturdy, James L., Muñoz, Cesar, Hoffler, Keith D., Dutle, Aaron, Myers, Robert, DeHaven, Anna M., Lewis, Tod, Arthur, Keith E. (March 2017). “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Minimum Operational Performance Standards End-to-End Verification and Validation (E2-V2) Simulation.” NASA Technical Memorandum 2017, Hampton, VA.

5. Ghatas, Rania W., Comstock, James R., Jr., Vincent, Michael J., Consiglio, Maria, Hoffler, Keith D., Arthur, Keith (July 2016). “UAS in the NAS Collision Avoidance, Self-Separation, and Alerting Times Study: The Effects of Horizontal Miss Distances and Alert Times on Pilots Controlling Simulated UAS and Manned Aircraft Encounters.” Conference Abstract. 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics; Orlando, FL.

6. Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Vincent, Michael, Consiglio, Maria, Muñoz, César, Chamberlain, James, Volk, Paul, Arthur, Keith (March 2016). “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Human-in-the-Loop Controller and Pilot Acceptability Study: Collision Avoidance, Self-Separation, and Alerting Times (CASSAT).” Technical Memorandum, NASA/TM-2016-219181, April 2016.

7. Chamberlain, James P., Consiglio, Maria C., Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Munoz, Cesar (June 2015). “NASA Controller Acceptability Study 1 (CAS-1) Experiment Description and Initial Observations.” NASA Technical Report. NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA.

8. Ghatas, Rania W., Comstock, James R., Jr., Consiglio, Maria C., Chamberlain, James P., Hoffler, Keith D. (May 2015). “UAS in the NAS Air Traffic Controller Acceptability Study-1: The Effects of Horizontal Miss Distances on Simulated UAS and Manned Aircraft Encounters.” Conference Paper. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology; Dayton, OH.

9. Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Consiglio, Maria C., Chamberlain, James P., Hoffler, Keith D. (May 2015). “UAS in the NAS Air Traffic Controller Acceptability Study 2 (CAS-2):  The Effects of Communications Delays and Winds on Simulated UAS and Manned Aircraft Encounters.” Conference Paper. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology; Dayton, OH.

10. Trujillo, Anna C., Ghatas, Rania W., McAdaragh, Raymon, Burdette, Daniel W., Comstock, James R., Hempley, Lucas E., Fan, Hui (March 2015). “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration into the National Airspace System Visual-Line-of-Sight Human-in-the-Loop Experiment.” NASA Technical Report. NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA.

11. Consiglio, Maria, Muñoz, César, Hagen, George, Narkawicz, Anthony, Upchurch, Jason, Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Vincent, Michael, Chamberlain, James (2015). “Human-In-The-Loop Experimental Research for Detect and Avoid.” Proceedings of the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, 2015.

12. Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Consiglio, Maria C., Chamberlain, James P., Hoffler, Keith D. (2015). “UAS in the NAS Air Traffic Controller Acceptability Study 2 (CAS-2):  The Effects of Communications Delays and Winds on Simulated UAS and Manned Aircraft Encounters.” NASA Technical Report. NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA. To be published.

13. McAdaragh, Raymon M., Comstock, James R., Jr., Ghatas, Rania W., Burdette Daniel W., Trujillo, Anna C. (June 2014). “Making the Case for New Research to Support the Integration of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.” NASA Technical Report. NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA.

14. Comstock, James R., Jr., McAdaragh, Raymon, Ghatas, Rania W., Burdette, Daniel W., Trujillo, Anna C (May 2014). “UAS in the NAS: Survey Responses by ATC, Manned Aircraft Pilots, and UAS Pilots.” NASA Technical Report. NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA.

15. Comstock, James R., Jr., McAdaragh, Raymon, Ghatas, Rania W., Burdette, Daniel W., Trujillo, Anna C (June 2013). “UAS in the NAS: Survey Responses by ATC, Manned Aircraft Pilots, and UAS Pilots.” Conference Paper. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology; Dayton, OH.