Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:30 AM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance (HFBP)
Status: Open
a) Initial state

We do not have objective (reliable, sensitive) methods or tools for monitoring and measuring these changes in the spaceflight environment. There is evidence that gathering objective information would be highly valuable in astronaut selection and training and will inform mission planners and operators in working with the team to be effective and successful.

b) Target for Closure

Quantifiable measures of key indicators (linked to Gap 1) that have been verified (meets functional requirements) and validated  (construct, content, and criterion-related validity) as well as evaluated for feasibility and acceptability in high fidelity ground analogs and validated (feasibility and acceptability) in spaceflight to monitor and assess team health and performance unobtrusively, while providing valuable team-related information (e.g., teamwork performance metrics).

c) Metrics for interim progress
(1)    Identify candidates based on research evidence (15%); (2) vet with BHPWG/SMEs (10%); (3) solicit studies to verify and validate candidates in ground analogs and assess effectiveness, feasibility, acceptability (35%); (4) validate in spaceflight to demonstrate effectiveness as well as acceptability (25%); (5) report on validated measures linked to key indicators that can be used to monitor, measure, detect and assess team health and performance (10%); (6) determine if integrated testing is required for a "suite" of monitoring and assessment measures and technologies (5%).

d) Approach

This gap will take approximately 8-10 years to close (dependent on information obtained from addressing Gap 1).  From the key indicators identified and baselined for Earth-levels, review current measures and readiness levels of research deliverables (tools and technologies). We will examine what the gap is between current studies and what is needed for future exploration missions and solicit studies to address those areas. We will then develop and validate the tools that are sensitive, reliable, and feasible to fill this gap. We will utilize high fidelity analogs and ultimately ISS to validate the set of effective measures.

Target for Closure
No Target for Closure available.
Risk Risk of Performance and Behavioral Health Decrements Due to Inadequate Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, and Psychosocial Adaptation within a Team
You are here! Gap Team Gap 2: We need to identify a set of validated measures, based on the key indicators of team function, to effectively monitor and measure team health and performance fluctuations during autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.

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