Carl Richey

Carl Richey

Carl "Ham" Richey

The University of Iowa
Operator Performance Laboratory

Iowa City, IA 52242
Telephone: (319) 248-1100

Carl "Bender" Richey is a Research Engineer at the University of Iowa Operator Performance Laboratory. His specialization is in fabrication and integration of hardware for flight test research activities.Carl has been actively working with the Operator Performance Laboratory since 2002. He supports human factors research by building equipment with an emphisis on simulators, air transportation, and ground transportation equipment.

He holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology and a BA in Technology Education. In his background he has experience in industry working as a Project Engineer as well as working in secondary education teaching Industrial Arts.

He supports maintenance and ground crew activities on the aircraft operated by the lab. This provides him with intimate knowledge and insights into future work on the airframes. Carl also often works on projects from conception to final product. Engineering experience and responsibilities include design, fabrication, assembly, integration, and testing of bleeding edge technologies; both mechanical and electronic in nature.

He holds a private pilot license and tries to keep active in the local aviation community.

Carl also tries to keep current with advances in radio technology and is an active General class radio amatuer. He is actively working with Software Defined Radio (SDR) in his spare time. This has been very useful professionallay in working with and supporting research activites involving data link and other RF components. He has designed and condtructed several custom antennas for ongoing research activities in the lab.

His work has been featured in several publications includign aviation weekly.