Dr. ir. Peter Zaal
Senior research engineer at San Jose State University/NASA Ames Research Center (Human Systems Integration Division)
Peter is a senior research engineer with the San Jose State University Research Foundation, performing collaborative research at the Human Systems Integration Division of NASA’s Ames Research Center. His research focuses on the modeling of human visual and motion perception, and cue integration in manual control tasks, as well as the development of objective motion cueing criteria for flight simulators. This research is done in the context of developing motion cueing guidelines for better stall recovery training in flight simulators. Furthermore, he is conducting research funded by the FAA to develop objective motion cueing criteria for flight simulators. These criteria will contribute to standardizing motion cueing across simulators and improve motion cues to provide better pilot training and transfer of training to aircraft operations. His research interests include human factors, manual control, visual and motion perception, and flight simulation.