Task Optimizing Light for Long Duration Space Exploration (Completed)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Optimizing Light
Responsible HRP Element: Behavioral Health and Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Solicited
Aims:

1. Assess the ocular safety of light exposure from LEDs at intensity levels higher than those currently specified for visual stimulation in space habitats.

2. Determine the acute neuroendocrine, alerting, and performance enhancing potency of the ambient extraterrestrial light as filtered through spacesuit visors or glazed windows for Moon and Mars missions. Test the hypothesis that ambient lunar and Martian light, as filtered through spacesuit visors, will suppress melatonin less and will be weaker for enhancing alertness and performance compared to ambient daylight on Earth.

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