Task Occupant Protection Data Mining and Modeling Project (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: OP Data mining
Responsible HRP Element: Space Human Factors and Habitability
Collaborating Org(s):
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Conduct Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD) testing and mine existing human volunteer data to relate human and ATD responses during spaceflight-like dynamics.  Using National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), Indy Racing League (IRL), military, and Soyuz data, supplement human volunteer dataset with human Injury data to correlate actual observed injuries with impacts.  Ultimate aim of this project is to develop Occupant Protection standards for NASA that would apply to all future crewed spacecraft.

  1. Conduct ATD dynamic tests and mine existing human volunteer data to relate human and ATD responses
  2. Mine existing human injury and tolerance data and simulate dynamic environments using Finite Element (FE) models.  Relate human injury and responses to ATD estimated responses from FE models.
  3. Develop injury risk functions based on ATD responses and develop NASA standards from these functions

Integration/Unique Aspects: Task is being coordinated with the NASA Engineering Safety Center (NESC), the Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), and the Commercial Crew Development Office (CCDev).  In addition, several outside organizations are involved: the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Department of Defense (U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy), academia (Wake Forest University, Virginia Tech, Ohio State University) and automotive subject matter experts.