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Bettina L. Beard
Research Psychologist
Phone: 650-604-1327
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(2018)  NASA Honor Award, ExMC Medical Data Architecture Team
(2010)  NASA Group Achievement Award, ISRP and ERA Project Team
(2008)  Ames Group Achievement Award, NAOMS Information Release Team
(2008)  NASA Group Achievement Award, NASA Systems Engineering Handbook Team
(2007)  Ames Group Achievement Award, Stardust Risk Management Team
(2007)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Crew Exploration Vehicle Smart Buyer Design Team
(2006)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Crew Exploration Vehicle Smart Buyer Design Study
(2006)  NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC), NESC Design Development, Test, Evaluation Considerations for Robust and Reliable Spacecraft Assessment
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PDF download  B. L. Beard (2020) Characterization of How CO2 Level May Impact Crew Performance Related to the HSIA Risk, NASA/TM-20205011433 Click to read more
PDF download  B. L. Beard (2020) Characterization of International Space Station Crew Members' Workload Contributing to Fatigue, Sleep Disruption and Circadian De-synchronization, NASA/TM-20205006969 Click to read more
PDF download  B. L. Beard (2020) The Cognition and Fine Motor Skills Test Batteries: Normative Data and Interdependencies, NASA/TM—20205008023 Click to read more
PDF download  A. J. Ahumada, B. L. Beard, & C. H. Null (2017) Accounting for the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off in Quantifying Human-In-The-Loop Error Probabilities, Proceedings of AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition. Grapevine, TX. January 9-13, 2017 Click to read more
C. H. Null, & B. L. Beard (2013) Funding Opportunities at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, In R.J. Sternberg, Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and the Bottom Up. Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA Click to read more
B. L. Beard, J. C. Johnston, & J. B. Holbrook (2013) NextGen operational improvements: Will they improve human performance?, Published in Conference Proceedings of the16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, B. K. Parke, R. L. Oyung, R. . Collins, K. M. Gonter, & B. L. Beard (2013) Perceived usefulness of planned NextGen capabilities by air traffic control tower controllers, Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, B. K. Parke, R. L. Oyung, R. . Collins, K. M. Gonter, & B. L. Beard (2013) Perceived usefulness of planned NextGen tools by air traffic control tower controllers, Published in Conference Proceedings of the16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio Click to read more
B. L. Beard, R. . Seely, J. B. Holbrook, & M. A. Galeon (2013) The Insertion of Human Factors Concerns into Nextgen Programmatic Decisions, In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 91-95). SAGE Publications Click to read more
D. . Bauer, P. . Picciano, B. L. Beard, J. B. Holbrook, & A. J. Ahumada (2012) An initial inventory of pilot and air traffic control performance data to support aviation simulations, Proceedings of the 4th AHFE International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, San Francisco, CA Click to read more
L. . Strater, J. B. Holbrook, B. L. Beard, H. . Cuevas, & M. . Endsley (2012) An initial investigation of the impact of operator-automation goal divergence in the tower, Book Chapter 26 in Landry, S. J. (Ed.). Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation. CRC Press. pp. 269-278 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, J. B. Holbrook, C. . Cardoza, R. . Collins, & K. M. Gonter (2012) Initial requirements for defining function allocation and interface functional design for air traffic control operations, Submitted in completion of Systems Analysis, Integration & Evaluation (SAIE) Milestone #3.10 Click to read more
B. L. Beard (2011) Functional human factors requirements for integrated tower and TRACON workstations, Developed under sponsorship of FAA AJP-61, Interagency Agreement: DFTAWA-09-X-80020 Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, A. F. Puentes, N. J. Stasio, K. K. Jobe, L. K. McDonnell, & B. L. Beard (2011) How thoroughly do proposed NextGen mid-term operational improvements address existing threats?, Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University. Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, A. F. Puentes, N. J. Stasio, K. K. Jobe, L. K. McDonnell, & B. L. Beard (2011) How thoroughly do proposed NextGen mid-term operational improvements address existing threats?, Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University Click to read more
N. . Schurr, R. . Good, A. . Alexander, P. . Picciano, G. . Ganberg, M. . Therrien, B. L. Beard, & J. B. Holbrook (2010) A testbed for investigating task allocation strategies between air traffic controllers and automated agents, Proceedings Of the Twenty-Second Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Vancouver, BC, Canada: AAAI Press Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, & B. L. Beard (2010) Surface operations toolbox III: Human-in-the-Loop simulation human factors support, human performance benefit of ASP tools to NextGen, and impact of the tools on NextGen operations, Submitted in completion of NASA Systems Analysis, Integration & Evaluation (SAIE) Milestone AP.2.A.10 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, J. B. Holbrook, C. T. Geven, & A. J. Ahumada (2009) Assessment of cognitive abilities in simulated space ascent environments (No. 2009-01-2425), SAE Technical Paper. Click to read more
B. L. Beard, & J. B. Holbrook (2009) Field guide for an effective human-automation collaboration in NextGen, Naval Engineers Journal, 2-9 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, C. T. Geven, & J. B. Holbrook (2009) Surface operations toolbox II: Guidelines for preliminary function allocation among humans and automation, Submitted in completion of Airportal Metroplex Integration (AMI) Milestone AP.2.A.03 Click to read more
B. L. Beard (2008) Section 6.5 Cognition, In NASA Human Integration Design Handbook Click to read more
B. L. Beard, C. T. Geven, & J. B. Holbrook (2008) Surface operations toolbox: Guidelines for an effective human-automation collaboration, Submitted in completion of Airportal Terminal Integration Management (ATIM) Milestone AP.1.A.01 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, K. M. Jones, C. . Chacon, & A. J. Ahumada (2005) Empirical basis for an occupational vision standard, Office of the Chief Scientist for Human Factors Aviation Maintenance Human Factors, 40 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, B. L. Beard, & K. M. Jones (2005) Modeling the detection of blurred visual targets in non-homogeneous backgrounds, Journal of Vision, 5(8), 484-484 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (2005) Multipole-based CSF estimates predict crack detection individual differences. Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (2003) Computational models and occupational vision standards for acuity and contrast sensitivity.. Click to read more
PDF download  A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (2003) Using Vision Modeling to Define Occupational Vision Standards, Proceedings of 2003 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Click to read more
B. L. Beard, W. A. Hisle, & A. J. Ahumada (2002) Occupational vision standards: A review, Report for FAA AAR-100 Click to read more
PDF download  B. L. Beard, & A. J. Ahumada (1999) Detection in fixed and random noise in foveal and parafoveal vision explained by template learning, JOSA A, 16(3), 755-763 Click to read more
PDF download  T. S. Barth, B. L. Beard, & A. J. Ahumada (1999) Nonlinear features in vernier acuity, In B. E. Rogowitz and T. N. Pappas, eds., Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3644, paper 8, 1999 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (1999) Template learning models for visual  target detection in fixed and random noise, Special issue of the Journal of Optical Technology (English) and the Opticheskii Zhurnal (Russian), 66(9, 10), 59-64 Click to read more
PDF download  A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (1998) A simple vision model for inhomogeneous image quality assessment, SID Digest of Technical Papers, 29, Paper 40.1 Click to read more
G. . Westheimer, & B. L. Beard (1998) Orientation dependency for foveal line stimuli: orientation discrimination, vernier acuity, resolution, detection and intensity discrimination, Vision Research, 38(8), 1097-1103 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, B. L. Beard, & R. A. Erickson (1998) Spatio-temporal discrimination model predicts temporal masking functions, B. E. Rogowitz and T. N. Pappas, eds., Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3299, pp. 120-127 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, & A. J. Ahumada (1998) Technique to extract relevant image features for visual tasks, B. E. Rogowitz and T. N. Pappas, eds., Human Vision and Electronic Imaging III SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3299, pp. 79-85 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (1997) Image discrimination models predict detection in fixed but not random noise, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 14(9), 2471-2476 Click to read more
A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (1997) Image discrimination models: detection in fixed and random noise, Proceedings of IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging Symposium, February 8, 1997, San Jose CA, Paper # 3016-03 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, S. A. Klein, & T. . Carney (1997) Motion thresholds can be predicted from contrast discrimination, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 14(9), 2449-2470 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, D. M. Levi, & S. A. Klein (1997) Vernier acuity with non-simultaneous targets: The cortical magnification factor estimated by psychophysics, Vision Research, 37(3), 325-346 Click to read more
PDF download  A. J. Ahumada, & B. L. Beard (1996) Object detection in a noisy scene, in B. Rogowitz and J. Allebach, eds., Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display VII, SPIE Proc. Vol. 2657 (paper 23), Bellingham, WA: SPIE. Click to read more
B. L. Beard, D. M. Levi, & L. N. Reich (1995) Perceptual learning in parafoveal vision, Vision Research, 35(12), 1679-1690 Click to read more
D. . Yager, & B. L. Beard (1994) Age differences in spatial contrast sensitivity are not the result of changes in subjects' criteria or psychophysical performance, Optometry & Vision Science, 71(12), 778-782 Click to read more
B. L. Beard, D. . Yager, & S. . Neufeld (1994) Contrast detection and discrimination in young and older adults, Optometry & Vision Science, 71(12), 783-791 Click to read more
D. M. Levi, S. J. Waugh, & B. L. Beard (1994) Spatial scale shifts in amblyopia, Vision Research, 34(24), 3315-3333 Click to read more
B. L. Beard (1993) Effects of visual training on parafoveal Vernier and resolution acuity, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics/Noninvasive Assessment of the Visual System, Technical Digest, Series 3, 360-363 Click to read more
A. P. Ginsburg, & B. L. Beard (1991) Suprathreshold Contrast Sensitivity Vision Test Chart, Vision Sciences Research Corp San Ramon CA. Final Report submitted to MIL SBIR Phase I Click to read more
K. K. Ball, T. . Owsley, & B. L. Beard (1990) Clinical visual perimetry underestimates peripheral field problems in older adults, Clinical Vision Sciences, 5(2), 113-125 Click to read more
K. K. Ball, B. L. Beard, D. L. Roenker, R. L. Miller, & D. S. Griggs (1988) Age and visual search: expanding the useful field of view, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 5(12), 2210-2219 Click to read more
B. L. Beard (1988) Crawford masking as a function of mask contrast and spatial frequency, Doctoral dissertation, University of Toledo Click to read more
B. L. Beard (1985) Masking of sinusodal targets by simple and complex masks, Masters Thesis, University of Toledo Click to read more
F. L. Kitterle, & B. L. Beard (1983) The effects of flicker adaptation upon temporal contrast enhancement, Perception & Psychophysics, 33(1), 75-78 Click to read more
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