Can Onur
Master's Student (AE)
Montgomery Knight Building
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

Can Onur is an Aerospace Engineering Masters student in Cognitive Engineering Center at Georgia Tech. He received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Koc University (Turkey) in 2012. During the course of his undergraduate studies, he mainly focused on Numerical Methods and Fluid Mechanics. As an undergraduate student, he did two summer internships in ‘Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI). As an intern design engineer, he made contributions to “A350 XWB aileron design and manufacturing project” and “T-38 avionics modernization program”.

In Cognitive Engineering Center, Can is working under the advisement of Dr. Pritchett. He is currently working on the NASA funded “Flight deck visual and auditory display counter-measures to spatial disorientation and loss of energy state awareness” project, which is a collaboration of Georgia Tech and Honeywell. His main focus is to develop a computational pilot model, using an optimal state estimator, in the simulation framework WMC (Work Models that Compute). Pilot model will be used to estimate the pilot's expectation of the aircraft states, and thus to investigate the mechanism of spatial disorientation.

Can likes playing guitar, travelling, and sports such as skiing and tennis. As an aviation enthusiast, he is planning to get his private pilot license soon.

Recent Projects

NASA - Flight Deck Display Counter-Measures to Disorientation

The most common causes of aircraft incidents and accidents today are pilot spatial disorientation and/or loss of energy situation awareness. To re-assess the underlying mechanisms of SD and/or LESA, we are building a computational model of human pilot. Having a computational model allows us to create fast-time simulations instead of relying on the real-time human-in-the-loop simulations. The purpose is to utilize this novel model for large-scale evaluations spanning wide range of potential conditions and variations in flight crew behavior.

Map of Cognitive Engineering Center

Cognitive Engineering Center (CEC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta GA 30332-0150