Applying lessons learned to enhance human performance and reduce human error for ISS operations

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A major component of reliability, safety, and mission success for space missions is ensuring that the humans involved (flight crew, ground crew, mission control, etc.) perform their tasks and functions as required. This includes compliance with training and procedures during normal conditions, and successful compensation when malfunctions or unexpected conditions occur. A very significant issue that affects human performance in space flight is human error. Human errors can invalidate carefully designed equipment and procedures. If certain errors combine with equipment failures or design flaws, mission failure or loss of life can occur. The control of human error during operation of ... continued below

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Nelson, W.R. September 1, 1998.

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A major component of reliability, safety, and mission success for space missions is ensuring that the humans involved (flight crew, ground crew, mission control, etc.) perform their tasks and functions as required. This includes compliance with training and procedures during normal conditions, and successful compensation when malfunctions or unexpected conditions occur. A very significant issue that affects human performance in space flight is human error. Human errors can invalidate carefully designed equipment and procedures. If certain errors combine with equipment failures or design flaws, mission failure or loss of life can occur. The control of human error during operation of the International Space Station (ISS) will be critical to the overall success of the program. As experience from Mir operations has shown, human performance plays a vital role in the success or failure of long duration space missions. The Department of Energy`s Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) is developed a systematic approach to enhance human performance and reduce human errors for ISS operations. This approach is based on the systematic identification and evaluation of lessons learned from past space missions such as Mir to enhance the design and operation of ISS. This paper describes previous INEEL research on human error sponsored by NASA and how it can be applied to enhance human reliability for ISS.

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  • Conference on international space station utilization, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 31 Jan - 4 Feb 1999

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  • Other: DE98058431
  • Report No.: INEEL/CON--98-00876
  • Report No.: CONF-990107--
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 304100
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc679358

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Nelson, W.R. Applying lessons learned to enhance human performance and reduce human error for ISS operations, article, September 1, 1998; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc679358/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.