Task Wearable Kinematic Systems for Quantifying 3-D Space Utilization in the Microgravity Environment (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: 3D Space Utilization
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Validate a small, low-power, and unobtrusive wearable kinematic system to estimate a crewmember’s navigation state vector as a function of time:
  • Definition of ISS Integration, Flight Definition and NASA Net Habitable Volume (NHV) Model Requirements that includes the specification of the technical, performance, functional, and operational requirements for the wearable kinematic system associated with ISS integration and analytics for NHV metrics calculation, as well as Flight Experiment Definition planning.
  • Wearable Kinematic System Design, Development & Verification. A system architecture trade study and detailed design for the wearable module development, testing to verify the performance in ground-based analog scenarios, and the requirements for transitioning the equipment for ISS spaceflight operations will be completed.
  • Quantification of ISS NHV Metrics. This aim develops the infrastructure and algorithms for calculating the relevant NHV metrics from the wearable module navigation state vector, including automating the process and providing intuitive visualizations of the data.

The team has completed hardware demonstrations in analog environments at Johnson Space Center, with data analysis including a trade study to drive hardware decisions.

Integration: This task may also address several other risks of potential HRP customers such as HHC and ExMC.