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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

A Scheduling and Planning Tool in NEEMO 14--A Simulated Space Environment (Planning_Tool)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Behavior and performance
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
The NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Behavioral Health and Performance (BHP) Element of Space Medicine Division, Human Research Program (HRP) proposed a research study that would explore with providing a fully-functional scheduling and planning system that can be easily used by the users and staff personnel to support both ground and flight activities as well as crewmembers for the capability to plan and organize their tasks to fit their needs in real-time within given and developing constraints of a mission.

Future Constellation mission concepts will require a new suite of scheduling and planning tools that deliver improvements to current state-of-the-art technology and processes, including but not limited to: (a) the ability to plan and reason about complex constraint networks on long-range, mid-range, and tactical real-time schedules, (b) the ability for human operators to effectively manipulate and explain schedules generated by automated planning software, and ultimately (c) the ability for the crew to assume the scheduling and planning roles currently reserved for ground personnel. The overarching goal was to develop a technology to assist with scheduling, planning, and training of the astronauts when they are working and living during long-duration space flight missions. The findings of this study will help determine whether additional countermeasures are needed due to the impact of autonomy.

Objectives of the tool:
1. Provide a fully-functional scheduling and planning system that can be easily used by the users and staff personnel to support both ground and flight activities.
2. Provide NEEMO crewmembers with the capability to plan and organize their tasks to fit their needs in real-time within given and developing constraints.


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Keywords
Task performance and analysis

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Parameters
Communication
Task performance

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Ground 05/01/2009 In Progress
NEEMO 14 05/10/2010 05/24/2010 14 days

Human Research Program (HRP) Human Research Roadmap (HRR) Information
Crew health and performance is critical to successful human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. The Human Research Program (HRP) investigates and mitigates the highest risks to human health and performance, providing essential countermeasures and technologies for human space exploration. Risks include physiological and performance effects from hazards such as radiation, altered gravity, and hostile environments, as well as unique challenges in medical support, human factors, and behavioral health support. The HRP utilizes an Integrated Research Plan (IRP) to identify the approach and research activities planned to address these risks, which are assigned to specific Elements within the program. The Human Research Roadmap is the web-based tool for communicating the IRP content.

The Human Research Roadmap is located at: https://humanresearchroadmap.nasa.gov/

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Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Proposal Date
12/27/2010
Proposal Source
Directed Research