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Daan Pool

Position: Research Scientist  Unit: Alumni Bülthoff

I am a research scientist at the Human Perception, Cognition, and Action group of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. I mainly work on the Wahrnehmungsbasierte Bewegungssimulation (WABS) Research project.

Wahrnehmungsbasierte Bewegungssimulation (WABS)

The WABS project aims at establishing a new approach to motion simulation. Our focus is on reproducing the perception of motion, rather than the physical motion. This allows to make better use of the simulators' operational space to increase the impression of realism.



Current generation motion drive algorithms (MDAs) focus on the fidelity of physical motion rendering, within the limited physical operating space of the simulators. However, in many cases the generated motion can result in unrealistic sensation and in extreme cases can lead to motion sickness. Current motion simulators have attained very high motion fidelity, but still, this does not always result in a highly realistic motion sensation: sometimes it does not "feel right"!

One of the main activities of our group is to develop an alternative, human-centered, approach to motion cueing. This approach aims to bring the impression of generated motion as close as possible to reality by implementing psychophysical laws of perception into the control framework of the simulators. The goal is to design generic motion drive algorithms which can be applied to different simulator types and vehicle models. The motion drive algorithms will be experimentally compared to the traditional algorithms in driving and flying scenarios.

WORK HISTORY
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (May 2007–February 2012)
PhD Student

  • Dissertation title: “Objective Evaluation of Flight Simulator Motion Cueing Fidelity Through a Cybernetic Approach
  • Promotor: Prof. dr. ir. M. Mulder
  • Defense date: September 24, 2012
  • Educational work:
    − Supervised 12 MSc. students during their final MSc. thesis projects (11 at TU Delft, 1 at Erasmus University Rotterdam).
    − Supervised TU Delft Aerospace Engineering BSc. and MSc. practicals: Instrumentation & Signals (AE2-105), Aerospace Systems & Control Theory (AE3-359), Flight Simulation (AE4-361), Aerospace Human-Machine Systems (AE4-360P), and Atmospheric Flight Dynamics (AE4-304).
    − Gave the lecture “The Vestibular System”, part of the MSc. course Aerospace Human-Machine Systems (AE4-360) in the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • Courses followed:
    − Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC): Stability and Control of Time-Delay Systems, November 2007–January 2008.
    − TU Delft: PROM-4, Scientific Writing in English, September–December 2008.
    − TU Delft: PROM-3, Writing a Dissertation, November 2009–January 2010.

Elektronik System GmbH (ESG),Munich, Germany (September–December 2005)
Intern at Helicopter Systems and Simulation Group

  • Implemented X-Plane flight model in ESG’s fixed-base CH-53 helicopter simulator.

EDUCATION
Delft University of Technology Delft, The Netherlands - Aerospace Engineering
September 2001–April 2007

  • Obtained MSc. degree Cum Laude.
  • MSc. track: Control & Simulation
  • Title MSc. thesis: “Pilot Control in Compensatory Roll Axis Tracking Tasks
  • Completed the Delft University of Technology “Honours Track” program (additional 30 ECTS curriculum for promising students) during the academic year 2006-2007.

Atlas College, Openbare Scholengemeenschap (OSG)West-Friesland Hoorn, The Netherlands - Gymnasium
September 1995–July 2001

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
  • Performed final exams for the following courses: Dutch, English, ancient Greek, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and History.

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Articles (14):

Drop FM, Pool DM, van Paassen MM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (September-2016) Objective Model Selection for Identifying the Human Feedforward Response in Manual Control IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics Epub ahead.
Drop FM, Pool DM, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (December-2013) Identification of the Feedforward Component of Manual Control in Tasks with Predictable Target Signals IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics 43(6) 1936-1949.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (September-2012) Comparing Multimodal Pilot Pitch Control Behavior Between Simulated and Real Flight Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 35(5) 1456-1471.
Pool DM, Valente Pais AR, De Vroome A, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (June-2012) Identification of Nonlinear Motion Perception Dynamics Using Time-Domain Pilot Modeling Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 35(3) 749-763.
Valente Pais AR, Pool DM, De Vroome AM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (June-2012) Pitch Motion Perception Thresholds During Passive and Active Tasks Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 35(3) 904-918.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM, Van der Vaart JC and Mulder M (October-2011) Modeling Wide-Frequency-Range Pilot Equalization for Control of Aircraft Pitch Dynamics Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 34(5) 1529-1542.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (February-2011) Identification of Multimodal Pilot Models Using Ramp Target and Multisine Disturbance Signals Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 34(1) 86-97.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Mulder M, van Paassen MM and Mulder JA (October-2010) Identification of Multimodal Pilot Control Behavior in Real Flight Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 33(5) 1527-1538.
Beukers JT, Stroosma O, Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2010) Investigation into Pilot Perception and Control During Decrab Maneuvers in Simulated Flight Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 33(4) 1048-1063.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (February-2010) Effects of Heave Washout Settings in Aircraft Pitch Disturbance Rejection Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 33(1) 29-41.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (October-2009) Multimodal Pilot Control Behavior in Combined Target-Following Disturbance-Rejection Tasks Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 32(5) 1418-1428.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Chu QP, van Paassen MM, Mulder M and Mulder JA (August-2009) Modeling Human Multimodal Perception and Control Using Genetic Maximum Likelihood Estimation Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 32(4) 1089-1099.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, De Bruin J, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (April-2009) Use of Pitch and Heave Motion Cues in a Pitch Control Task Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 32(2) 366-377.
Pool DM, Mulder M, van Paassen MM and Van der Vaart JC (December-2008) Effects of Peripheral Visual and Physical Motion Cues in Roll-Axis Tracking Tasks Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics 31(6) 1608-1622.

Conference papers (30):

van Leeuwen TD, Cleij D, Pool DM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (September-8-2017) Time-varying perceived visual-motion mismatch due to lateral specific force scaling during passive curve driving simulation, DSC 2017 Europe: Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, -.
Drop FM, Pool DM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (August-2016) Constraints in Identification of Multi-Loop Feedforward Human Control Models, 13th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (HMS 2016), Elsevier, Frankfurt a.M., Germany, IFAC-PapersOnLine, 49(19), 7-12.
Roggenkämper N, Pool DM, Drop FM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (June-16-2016) Objective ARX Model Order Selection for Multi-Channel Human Operator Identification, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference: Held at the AIAA Aviation Forum 2016, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 787-803.
Cleij D, Venrooij J, Pretto P, Pool DM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (September-2015) Continuous rating of perceived visual-inertial motion incoherence during driving simulation, DSC 2015 Europe: Driving Simulation Conference & Exhibition, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, 191-198.
Wiskemann CM, Drop FM, Pool DM, van Paassen MM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (May-2014) Subjective and Objective Metrics for the Evaluation of Motion Cueing Fidelity for a Roll-Lateral Reposition Maneuver, 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum (AHS 2014), Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 1706-1720.
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Drop FM, Pool DM, van Paassen MM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (May-2013) Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task, 69th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum (AHS 2013), Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 1797-1811.
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Drop FM, Pool DM, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM, Bülthoff HH and Mulder M (October-2012) Identification of the Transition from Compensatory to Feedforward Behavior in Manual Control, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2012), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2008-2013.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2012) Evaluating Simulator Motion Fidelity using In-Flight and Simulator Measurements of Roll Tracking Behavior, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2012, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 563-587.
Beckers NWM, Pool DM, Valente Pais AR, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2012) Perception and Behavioral Phase Coherence Zones in Passive and Active Control Tasks in Yaw, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2012, Curran, Red Hook, NJ, USA, 868-891.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2011) Comparing Multimodal Pilot Pitch Control Behavior Between Simulated and Real Flight, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2011, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 615-638.
Van Wieringen AT, Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2011) Effects of Heave Washout Filtering on Motion Fidelity and Pilot Control Behavior for a Large Commercial Airliner, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2011, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 235-260.
Pool DM, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2011) Tuning Models of Pilot Tracking Behavior for a Specific Simulator Motion Cueing Setting, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2011, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 219-234.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (September-2010) A Cybernetic Approach to Assess Flight Simulator Motion Fidelity, 11th IFAC,IFIP,IFORS,IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems 2010, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, IFAC Proceedings Volumes, 43(13), 380-385.
Breur SW, Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2010) Effects of Displayed Error Scaling in Compensatory Roll-Axis Tracking Tasks, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2010, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 774-789.
Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2010) Modeling Human Dynamics in Combined Ramp-Following and Disturbance-Rejection Tasks, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2010, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 569-586.
Zollner HGH, Pool DM, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2010) The Effects of Controlled Element Break Frequency on Pilot Dynamics During Compensatory Target-Following, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2010, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 790-801.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, Damveld HJ, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (October-2009) Pilot equalization in manual control of aircraft dynamics, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2009), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, 2480-2485.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Postema FN, In 't Veld AC, Mulder M, Van Paasen MM and Mulder JA (August-2009) Design and Certification of a Fly-By-Wire System with Minimal Impact on the Original Flight Controls, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Exhibit 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 3762-3776.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2009) Effects of Heave Washout Settings in Aircraft Pitch Disturbance Rejection, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 1328-1347.
De Vroome AM, Valente Pais AR, Pool DM, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2009) Identification of Motion Perception Thresholds in Active Control Tasks, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 1361-1380.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, van Paassen MM and Mulder M (August-2009) Identification of Roll Attitude Control Behavior During Turn Maneuvers, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 822-840.
Beukers JT, Stroosma O, Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2009) Investigation into Pilot Perception and Control During Decrab Maneuvers in Simulated Flight, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 841-869.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2009) Multimodal Pilot Control Behavior in Combined Target-Following Disturbance-Rejection Tasks, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 784-801.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Mulder M, van Paassen MM and Mulder JA (August-2009) Multimodal Pilot Model Identification in Real Flight, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2009, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 802-821.
Praamstra FJ, Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Ellerbroek J, Mulder M and Van Paasen MM (August-2008) Function of Attitude Perception in Human Control Behavior in Target Tracking Tasks, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 953-978.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2008) New Types of Target Inputs for Multi-Modal Pilot Model Identification, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 1591-1607.
Pool DM, Chu QP, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2008) Optimal Reconstruction of Flight Simulator Motion Cues using Extended Kalman Filtering, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 495-509.
Zaal PMT, Pool DM, De Bruin J, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2008) Pilot's Use of Pitch and Heave Motion Cues in a Pitch Control Task, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference 2008, Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 463-482.
Pool DM, Zaal PMT, Mulder M, van Paassen MM and Mulder JA (June-2008) Parameter Estimation of Multimodal Pilot Models for Manual Target-following Tasks, 27th European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control (EAM '08), -.
Pool DM, Mulder M and van Paassen MM (August-2007) A Review of the Hosman and Van der Vaart Tracking Experiment, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit 2007, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, VA, USA, 1320-1341.
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Theses (2):

Pool DM: Objective Evaluation of Flight Simulator Motion Cueing Fidelity Through a Cybernetic Approach, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, (September-24-2012). PhD thesis
Pool DM: Pilot Control in Compensatory Roll Axis Tracking Tasks, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, (2007). Master thesis

Talks (1):

Cleij D, Venrooij J, Pretto P, Pool DM, Mulder M and Bülthoff HH (September-7-2015) Invited Lecture: Continuous Measurement of Perceived Visual/Inertial Motion Coherence in a Motion Simulator, 5th CEAS Air & Space Conference, Delft, The Netherlands.

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