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Identification and Validation of BHP Standard Measures in HERA for Transport (BHP_SM)
Research Area:
Behavior and performance
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

The overarching goal of this project is to develop, validate, and provide a set of standardized quantitative measures of behavioral health and performance (BHP) in individuals and teams across laboratory, analog, field, and spaceflight operational settings. A set of BHP standard measures can be used to quantify and estimate risk, serve as autonomous monitoring tools, and inform operations and countermeasure development. The primary scientific aims of the study is to assess operational feasibility, acceptability, reliability, and validity of multiple individual and team BHP measures in the isolated, confined, and controlled environment of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) habitat.

This study has the following specific aims:

  1. Provide a set of BHP standard measurements for investigators to use in proposed projects.
  2. Enable comparison of multiple missions across space flight analog campaigns to quantify risk using reliable metric-based data.
  3. Provide database for data-mining and integrative modeling and increase research data quality and transfer to the NASA Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA).

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Task performance and analysis

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Data Information
Data Availability
Archiving in progress. Data is not yet available for this experiment.

Cohesion, team
Exhaustion, mental
Exhaustion, physical
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
HERA Campaign 4 05/06/2017 06/18/2018 Four 45 days One 23 days
HERA Campaign 5 02/15/2019 03/09/2020 Four 45 day missions

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Jessica Keune
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Proposal Source
Directed Research