Gap SM-202: Develop and test manual control countermeasures, such as vibrotactile assistance vest, and other human factors aids.
Last Published:  03/26/21 03:33:57 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Status: Open
Description
Sensory augmentation approaches, e.g., heads up display (HUD) during Shuttle landings or docking target aids for rendezvous on-orbit, have been validated in both operational and laboratory environments. Other tools to aide in situational awareness, vibrotactile feedback, have been demonstrated in military aircraft. Ground-based analogs that provide transient vestibular disruption (galvanic vestibular stimulation) have provided a means of validating manual control countermeasures, as well as a mode for preflight training.

Research approach: Sensory augmentation approaches, e.g., heads up display (HUD) during Shuttle landings or docking target aids for rendezvous on-orbit, have been validated in both operational and laboratory environments. Other tools to aide in situational awareness, vibrotactile feedback, have been demonstrated in military aircraft. Ground-based analogs that provide transient vestibular disruption (galvanic vestibular stimulation) have provided a means of validating manual control countermeasures, as well as a mode for preflight training.
Target for Closure
Provide and verify a set of countermeasures to mitigate manual control decrements during and following G-transitions. Characterize how these prevention or treatments reduce the risk of injury or enable crewmembers to perform critical operational tasks, e.g., landing or docking vehicles. Results/deliverables: Ground validated manual control countermeasures.
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Risk Risk of Impaired Control of Spacecraft/Associated Systems and Decreased Mobility Due to Vestibular/Sensorimotor Alterations Associated with Spaceflight
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