Task Composing and Developing Resilient, Adaptive, and Self-Sustaining Teams for Long Duration Space Exploration (Completed)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Autonomous Teams (Resilient, Adaptive, Self-sustaining Teams)
Responsible HRP Element: Behavioral Health and Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
Behavioral Health & Performance (BHP) Element
Other:
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Solicited
Aims:
The effort falls within the Research Focus of Team Autonomy and directly examines three of the Team Autonomy research questions posed in the NRA:

1) How can individuals be selected who will thrive in an autonomous environment?
2) How should teams be composed to form a high-performing autonomous team?
3) What additional training techniques must be developed to support these teams?

The proposed program of research focuses directly on:
• PRD Risk: Performance Decrements due to Inadequate Team Cooperation,
Coordination, Communication, and Psychosocial Adaptation.

•Team Gap 8:  We need to identify psychological and psychosocial factors, measures, and combinations thereof that can be used to compose highly effective crews for autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.

Each of the deliverables specified in the technical proposal are designed to address the NRA research questions, PRD Risk, and IRP Gap noted above.
In support of NRA questions 1 and 2 regarding crew member selection and team composition,
a series of evidence-based contextually relevant guidelines and recommendations for team formation, including the identification of options and related criteria will be delivered.
In support of NRA question 3 regarding training techniques to support autonomous teams, a white paper of self-sustainment countermeasures; a framework linking diagnostics with countermeasures; a prototype of a diagnostic-driven team self-sustainment countermeasure; guidelines for conducting pre-mission team training that prepares teams for self-sustainment during missions; and specifications for an automated, diagnostic-driven, Team Autonomous Self-Development and Sustainment (TAS2) module, will be provided.

In addition, diagnostics, criteria measures, and a new research methodology that can be used in future NASA research efforts that examine the PRD Risk and IPR Gap targeted in the proposal. In sum, this project aims to make advancements that will help NASA mitigate the risk of performance decrements during LDSE missions.
Mappings
RiskRisk of Adverse Cognitive or Behavioral Conditions and Psychiatric Disorders
You are here!TaskComposing and Developing Resilient, Adaptive, and Self-Sustaining Teams for Long Duration Space Exploration

RiskRisk of Performance and Behavioral Health Decrements Due to Inadequate Cooperation, Coordination, Communication, and Psychosocial Adaptation within a Team
GapTeam Gap 1: We need to understand the key threats, indicators, and evolution of the team throughout its life cycle for autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.
GapTeam Gap 3: We need to identify a set of countermeasures to support team function for all phases of autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.
GapTeam Gap 4: We need to identify psychological measures that can be used to select individuals most likely to maintain team function for autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.
GapTeam Gap 6: We need to identify methods to support and enable multiple distributed teams to manage shifting levels of autonomy during long duration and/or distance exploration missions.
GapTeam Gap 8: We need to identify psychological and psychosocial factors, measures, and combinations thereof that can be used to compose highly effective crews for autonomous, long duration and/or distance exploration missions.
You are here!TaskComposing and Developing Resilient, Adaptive, and Self-Sustaining Teams for Long Duration Space Exploration