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Alan N. Hobbs
Senior Research Associate
Phone: 650-604-1336
E-Mail: Alan Hobbs
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(2018)  NASA Group Achievement Award, UAS Detect and Avoid Team
(2013)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Controller Alertness and Fatigue Monitoring Study
(2007)  NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Engineering and Safety Center- Design, Development, Test, Evaluation Considerations for Robust and Reliable Spacecraft Assessment
(1999)  Privately Sponsored, Royal Aeronautical Society / BF Goodrich- Aerospace Journalist of the Year (Maintenance)
(1995)  Privately Sponsored, Qantas/Chartered Institute of Transport Award for Excellence- Human Factors in Airline Maintenance
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PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (2021) Aircraft maintenance and inspection, In R. Vickerman (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Transportation, Vol 2 (pp 25-32). Elsevier Click to read more
PDF download  K. B. Gregory, A. N. Hobbs, B. K. Parke, N. G. Bathurst, S. K. Pradhan, & E. E. Flynn-Evans (2020) An evaluation of fatigue factors in maritime pilot work scheduling, Chronobiology International, DOI: 10.1080/07420528.2020.1817932 Click to read more
B. G. Kanki, & A. N. Hobbs (2018) Organizational factors and safety culture, In B. Kanki, J. Clervoy, & G. Sandal (Eds.), Space Safety and Human Performance (pp. 621-651). Cambridge, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, K. B. Gregory, B. K. Parke, S. K. Pradhan, Z. A. Caddick, N. G. Bathurst, & E. E. Flynn-Evans (2018) San Francisco Bar Pilot Fatigue Study, Technical Memorandum NASA/TM-2018-219934. Moffett Field: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (2017) Remotely Piloted Aircraft, In S. Landry (Ed.), Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems (pp 379-395). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & B. . Lyall (2016) Human factors guidelines for remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) remote pilot stations (RPS), Contractor Report prepared for NASA UAS in the NAS Project Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & B. . Lyall (2016) Human Factors Guidelines for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Ergonomics in Design, 24, 23-28 Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, J. . O'Hara, B. D. Adelstein, & C. H. Null (2014) Defining reliability and robustness from a human factors perspective, Paper presented at 7th Conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety. Friedrichshafen, Germany Click to read more
PDF download  J. M. Orasanu, B. K. Parke, N. O. Kraft, Y. . Tada, A. N. Hobbs, B. R. Anderson, L. K. McDonnell, & V. . Dulchinos (2012) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Schedule Changes for Air Traffic Service (ATS) Providers: Controller Alertness and Fatigue Monitoring Study., Technical Report DOT/FAA/HFD-13/001. Washington, DC: Federal Aviation Administration Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, K. B. Avers, & J. J. Hiles (2011) Fatigue Risk Management in Aviation Maintenance: Current Best Practices and Potential Future Countermeasures (Report No. DOT/FAA/AM-11/10), Washington, DC: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, A. . Williamson, & H. . Van Dongen (2010) A circadian rhythm in skill-based errors in aviation maintenance, Chronobiology International, 27, 304-16 Click to read more
PDF download  B. K. Parke, A. N. Hobbs, & B. G. Kanki (2010) Passing the baton: An experimental study of shift handover, Proceedings of the 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs (2010) Unmanned Aircraft Systems, In E. Salas & D. Maurino (Eds). Human Factors in Aviation (pp 505-531). San Diego: Academic Press. Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, S. . Herwitz, & G. . Gallaway (2009) Human Factors in the Ground Support of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, In proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, (pp. 20-25). Dayton, OH: Wright State University. Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & S. . Herwitz (2009) Maintenance challenges for small unmanned aircraft systems: An introductory handbook, Report prepared in accord with Interagency Agreement DTFA01-01-X-02045 between Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Human Factors Research and Engineering Division and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautical Safety and Human Factors Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, C. L. Brasil, & B. G. Kanki (2009) The coming paradigm shift in maintenance: from metals to composites, In proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, (pp. 226-231). Dayton, OH: Wright State University. Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, & B. G. Kanki (2008) Patterns of error in confidential maintenance incident reports, International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 18, (1) 5-16 Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & S. . Benier (2006) "You won't even know we are working on it". Human factors in airways facilities maintenance. Click to read more
PDF download  B. D. Adelstein, A. N. Hobbs, J. . O'Hara, & C. H. Null (2006) Design, development, test and evaluation: Human factors engineering, (NASA/TM-2006-214535). Washington, DC; NASA. Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & Y. . Tada (2006) The development and validation of the Maintenance Environment Questionnaire, Proceedings of 7th International Symposium of the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, Sydney, Australia, November 9-12. Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (2005) Latent Failures in the Hangar, ISASI Forum 38, 1, 11-13,30 Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs (2004) Human factors, the last frontier of aviation safety?, International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 14, 335-341, https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327108ijap1404_1 Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, & B. G. Kanki (2003) A correspondence analysis of ASRS maintenance incident reports, Proceedings of 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, & A. . Williamson (2003) Associations between errors and contributing factors in aircraft maintenance, Human Factors, 45, 186-201 Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (2003) Error 'molecules' and their implications for system safety, Human Factors and Aerospace Safety, 4, 307-320 Click to read more
J. . Reason, & A. N. Hobbs (2003) Managing maintenance error: A practical guide, Ashgate: Aldershot Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs, & A. . Williamson (2002) Human factor determinants of worker safety and work quality outcomes, Australian Journal of Psychology, 54, 157-161 Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (2002) Maintenance Mistakes and System Solutions, Vector Magazine (September-October), pp 3-8 Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, & A. . Williamson (2002) Skills, rules and knowledge in aircraft maintenance, Ergonomics. 45, 290-308 Click to read more
A. N. Hobbs, & A. . Williamson (2002) Unsafe acts and unsafe outcomes in aircraft maintenance, Ergonomics, 45, 866-882 Click to read more
PDF download  A. N. Hobbs (1998) Investigation of Human and Organizational Factors, In K.M. Goeters (Ed). Aviation psychology: A science and a profession. (pp 257-265). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Click to read more
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