Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:30 AM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance (HFBP)
Status: Open

Present state of gap

Inadequate scheduling and planning can lead to increased workload and fatigue that can affect task performance. As long-duration missions lead to greater crew autonomy, it will be critical to provide crewmembers with easy-to-use planning, scheduling, and re-scheduling tools. This will support the need for dynamic, real-time re-planning by crewmembers, rather than needing to rely on dedicated, Earth-based scheduling experts. Space Human Factors and Habitability currently does not have a set of guidelines and requirements for dynamic scheduling and communication tools.

Interim steps for getting to the target

  • Derive mission-specific factors that differentiate future Design Reference Missions from current mission capabilities.

  • Identify, develop, and validate planning and scheduling tools for long-duration missions.

  • Develop and deliver tools, standards, and guidelines to Agency stakeholders/NASA documents (e.g., NASA-STD-3001, HIDH) on the planning and scheduling tools.

Research approach

  • Gather ground-based operational planning and scheduling data on tasks from analogs.

  • Mine spaceflight data related to planning and scheduling needs.

  • Identify, develop, and validate planning and scheduling tools in ground analogs and in flight studies.

Target for Closure
Documentation of a set of operational task planning and scheduling tools in the form of standards and guidelines in Agency documents (e.g., NASA-STD-3001, HIDH).
Risk Risk of Inadequate Mission, Process and Task Design
You are here! Gap MPTASK-03: We need methods and tools for planning and dynamic re-planning of crew schedules. (Previous title: SHFE-TASK-03)

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