Task HCAAM: Responsive multimodal human-automation communication for augmenting human situation awareness in nominal and off nominal scenarios
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: Resp Multimodal for SA
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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Solicited
Aims:

This task is part of the Human Capabilities Assessments for Autonomous Missions (HCAAM) Virtual NASA Specialized Center of Research (VNSCOR) deliverable. The objective of this research is to provide recommendations for augmenting astronaut situation awareness (SA) and task performance through multimodal displays and communication pathways based on empirical evidence. 

  • Aim 1: Integrate and extend existing capabilities at JPL and MIT into a testbed for examining information communication between human-autonomy teams.
  • Aim 2: Evaluate SA, trust, and task performance within a ground-based study with selected communication modalities and information displays.
  • Aim 3: (Option) Perform follow-up studies for additional parameters of interest. Option is communication timing and persistence of response within this ‘call-and-response’ framework to provide guidance on level of feedback required for maintaining procedures and performance.
  • Aim 4: (Option) Extend the ground-based study to a flight demonstration aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Mappings
RiskRisk of Adverse Outcome Due to Inadequate Human Systems Integration Architecture
GapHSIA-101: We need to identify the Human Systems Integration (HSI) – relevant crew health and performance outcomes, measures, and metrics, needed to characterize and mitigate risk, for future exploration missions.
GapHSIA-201: We need to evaluate the demands of future exploration habitat/vehicle systems and mission scenarios (e.g. increased automation, multi-modal communication) on individuals and teams, and determine the risks these demands pose to crew health and performance.
GapHSIA-301: We need to determine the on-board, intelligent systems that will support crew health and performance, and we need to establish the thresholds that will define how these systems should be implemented (including in-mission and at landing).
GapHSIA-401: We need to determine how HSI can be applied in the vehicle/habitat and computer interface Design Phase to mitigate potential decrements in operationally-relevant performance (e.g. problem-solving, execution procedures), during increasingly earth-independent, future exploration missions (including in-mission and at landing).
GapHSIA-501: We need to determine how HSI will be used in the development of dynamic and adaptive mission procedures and processes, to mitigate individual and team performance decrements during increasingly earth-independent, future exploration missions (including in-mission and at landing).
GapHSIA-701: We need to determine how human-automation-robotic systems can be optimized for effective enhancement and monitoring of crew capabilities, health, and performance, during increasingly earth-independent, future exploration missions (including in-mission and at landing).
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