Randy Sollenberger, PhD.


Randy Sollenberger is an engineering research psychologist with the Human Factors Branch and a Project Leader for Air Traffic Operational Concepts Human Factors Research. He obtained his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Toronto in 1993. Since joining the FAA in 1996, Dr. Sollenberger has conducted human-in-the-loop simulations on advanced ATC concepts including shared separation, dynamic resectorization, digital voice and data link communications, and decision support automation. He has also conducted research in controller performance measurement including behaviorally-based observer ratings, controller situational awareness, and controller workload.

Contact Information

Randy Sollenberger, PhD.
Federal Aviation Administration
William J. Hughes Technical Center, Building 28
Atlantic City International Airport, NJ 08405
Phone: (609) 485-7169
Fax: (609) 485-6218
Randy.Sollenberger@faa.gov

Publications

Johnson, D. R., Sollenberger, R. L., Schulz, K., Yuditsky, T., & Hatton, K. (2016). Space vehicle operations debris threat mitigation study (DOT/FAA/TC-16/12). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Higgins, E. J., Sollenberger, R. L., Hale, M., Koros, K., Bassett, P., DiRico, J., & Andrelczyk, A. (2012). High altitude airspace study (DOT/FAA/TC-12/64). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Ahlstrom, V., Sollenberger, R., Koros, A., & Dorsey, H. (2009). Workstation and workplace ergonomics at Federal Aviation Administration Operations Control Centers: Phase 1- Evaluation of ergonomic issues (DOT/FAA/TC-09/02). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

McAnulty, D. M., Sollenberger, R., Koros, A., Hale, M. (2008). Human factors assessment of the En Route Information Display System (DOT/FAA/TC-08/12). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R., Koros, A., & Hale, M. (2008). En Route Information Display System benefits study (DOT/FAA/TC-08/06). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Koros, A., Sollenberger, R., & Della Rocco, P. (2007). A human factors simulation of required navigation performance converging approach procedures (DOT/FAA/TC-07/12). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Stein, E. S., Della Rocco, P. S., & Sollenberger, R. L. (2006). Dynamic resectorization in air traffic control: A human factors perspective (DOT/FAA/TC-TN06/19). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Willems, B., Heiney, M., & Sollenberger, R. (2005) Study of an ATC Baseline for the Evaluation of Team Configurations: Effects of Allocating Multisector Control Functions to a Radar Associate or Airspace Coordinator Position (DOT/FAA/CT-05/07). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R. L., Willems, B., Della Rocco, P. S., Koros, A., & Truitt, T. (2004). Human-in-the-Loop Simulation Evaluating the Collocation of the User Request Evaluation Tool, Traffic Management Advisor, and Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications: Experiment I – Tool Combinations (DOT/FAA/CT-TN04/28). Atlantic City International Airport, NJ: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R. L., McAnulty, D. M., Kerns, K. (2003). The effect of voice communications latency in high density, communications-intensive airspace (DOT/FAA/CT-TN03/04). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Willems, B., Heiney, M., Sollenberger, R. (2002). Study of an ATC baseline for the evaluation of team configurations: Information requirements (DOT/FAA/CT-02/17). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center

Yuditsky, T., Sollenberger, R. L., Della Rocco, P. S., Friedman-Berg, F., & Manning, C. A. (2002). Application of color to reduce complexity in air traffic control (DOT/FAA/CT-TN03/01). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center.

DiMeo, K., Sollenberger, R., Kopardekar, P., Lozito, S., Mackintosh, M., Cardosi, K., McCloy, T. (2002). Air-ground integration experiment (DOT/FAA/CT-TN02/06). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center

Sollenberger, R. L., & Della Rocco, P. S. (2001). Tower cab metrics (DOT/FAA/CT-TN02/03).Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Endsley, M. R., Sollenberger, R. L., Nakata, A., & Stein, E. S. (2000). Situation awareness in air traffic control: Enhanced displays for advanced operations (DOT/FAA/CT-TN00/01). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center

Hadley, J., Sollenberger, R., D'Arcy, J. F., & Bassett, P. (2000). Interfacility boundary adjustment (DOT/FAA/CT-TN00/06). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R. L., Stein, E. S., & Gromelski, S. (1997). The development and evaluation of a behaviorally based rating form for assessing air traffic controller performance (DOT/FAA/CT-TN96/16). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center

La Due, J. L., Sollenberger, R. L., Belanger, B., & Heinze, A. (1997). Human factors evaluation of vocoders for air traffic control environments phase I: Field evaluation (DOT/FAA/CT-TN97/11). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R. L., La Due, J. L., Carver, B., & Heinze, A. (1997). Human factors evaluation of vocoders for air traffic control (ATC) environments phase II: ATC Simulation (DOT/FAA/CT-TN97/25). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Sollenberger, R. L., & Stein, E. S. (1995). The effects of structured arrival and departure procedures on TRACON air traffic controller memory (DOT/FAA/CT-TN95/27). Atlantic City International Airport: Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center.