Task Robust Human-System Interface Design for Spaceflight-Induced Environments (Interface Design-Stone, Completed) (Completed)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Interface Design
Responsible HRP Element: Space Human Factors and Habitability
Collaborating Org(s):
Human Health Countermeasures (HHC) Element
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
  1. Measure, analyze and model human performance in display navigation and flight control tasks during periods of high vibration and altered gravity similar to what is expected to occur.
  2. Collect performance measurements during simulated ascents and descents.
  3. Identify and model human capabilities and limitations during these conditions in order to provide design guidelines for the development of displays and controls.
  4. Characterize the visual and manual performance changes during sustained G-force, and vibration experienced during dynamic phases of spaceflight (e.g., launch, re-entry).

These studies provided the first quantitative, simultaneous measurements of human autonomic, vestibular, visual, and manual control behavior under a range of sustained Gx and vibration loads, representative of those contemplated during space vehicle launch. This new knowledge will help guide 1) the development of more complete models of human performance in exploration-relevant altered environments and 2) the design of improved operational concepts and interfaces for use during dynamic phases of flight.

Mitigation or partial mitigation of the risk: These results supplement our understanding of the impact of acceleration and vibration on various human systems, and thus contribute foundational knowledge toward future vibration work and closure of the SHFE-HCI-01 gap.