Space Safety and Human Performance provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. The book draws upon the expertise of the world's leading experts in the field and focuses primarily on humans in spaceflight, but also covers operators of control centers on the ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors.
During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used to fight performance degradation and prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. The book is endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).
- Provides information on critical aspects of human performance in space missions
- Addresses the issue of human performance, from physical and psychosocial stressors that can degrade performance, to selection and training principles and techniques to enhance performance
- Brings together essential material on: cognition and human error; advanced analysis methods such as human reliability analysis; environmental challenges and human performance in space missions; critical human factors and man/machine interfaces in space systems design; crew selection and training; and organizational behavior and safety culture
- Includes an endorsement by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)
1. Introduction 2. Cognition Functions and Human Errors 3. Workload and Fatigue 4. Space Flight Environment 5. Physiological Performance and Capabilities 6. Physiological Resilience 7. Human Factors Research Methods and Tools 8. System Safety and Accidents Prevention 9. Human-System Interfaces Design 10. Human Automation Interaction 11. Human Factors and Safety in EVA 12. Human Reliability Analysis Methods and Tools 13. Human Factors in Mission Control Center 14. Organizational Factors and Safety Culture 15. Habitability and Habitat Design 16. Selection andTraining 17. Medical and Psychological Mission Support 18. Human Factors Mishap Investigation
Appendix A: Habitat Volumetric Dimensions Allocation B: NASA Human Capability Limits C: Appendix C for Chapter 14 D: Quiet Fan Acoustic Benefits in the ISS Russian Segment E: Human Factors in the SpaceShip Two Investigation