The energy state protection system addresses three of the NASA's Aviation Safety Program's (AvSP) top ten challenges (www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/programs_avsafe.htm): Automation Design Tools; Crew-System Interactions and Decisions; and Loss of Control Prevention, Mitigation, and Recovery. The research conducted in the Phase I program sits as the junction of two integral components of the AvSP: the System-Wide Safety and Assurance Technologies (SSAT) Project and the Vehicle Systems Safety Technologies (VSST) Project. The SSAT project seeks to develop a more comprehensive understanding of human involvement in aviation safety, studying how human beings interact with automated flight deck and air traffic control systems. The VSST project seeks to investigate loss-of-control events that may occur because of unintended entry into unusual flight conditions, response to on-board failures, and/or environmental disturbances. Under this project, NASA is developing, assessing and validating methods The immediate non-NASA application is algorithms, software, and tools that enable the use of energy management and upset prevention systems in the civil aviation industry. The technology is easily extensible to military applications, including remotely piloted systems. The proposer has an excellent track record transitioning algorithms for use in commercial and defense-related applications.