Individual Characteristics of Psychophysiological Regulatory Status and Reliaility of Professional Activities of Cosmonauts in Long Duration Space Flight (Pilot-Robot) - 11.22.16
Pilot is examining the effects of long duration space flight and stress on the ability of cosmonauts to complete manual spacecraft control tasks. Science Results for Everyone
Do long-duration space flights make people clumsy? This experiment evaluated how well crewmembers can complete complex, critical manual controls at different phases of long-duration space flight. The results will help reduce errors and increase flight safety and can also be used in onboard simulations to help train crew to maintain their professional skills during flight. Crew members demonstrated a high level of skills during simulated station-keeping and final approach tasks and showed a continuous increase in the quality of performance. Training sessions every 30 to 35 days seemed optimal to refresh space vehicle final approach and docking manual control skills. Experiment Details
Victor P. Salnitskii, Institute for Biomedical Problems, Moscow, Russia
Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
April 2003 - April 2006; September 2006 - October 2007
To obtain data aimed at development of aids and methods to sustain reliability of implementing complex and critical dynamic modes of spacecraft manual control by cosmonauts at different phases of a long-duration flight, as well as study of special features of cosmonauts' psychophysiologic response to the effects of stress factors in flight.
Operational Requirements and Protocols
Equipment for robotic systems simulation and control analysis for simultaneous assessment of the quality of cosmonaut's professional activity at different phases of a long-duration flight and psychophysiologic "value" of his activity, Laptop computer and interchangeable hard disk drive.
Crew activity analysis when implementing simulated modes of control by robotic systems. Assessment of workstation accommodation and arrangement, restraining aids for operators and equipment at the workstation.
Decadal Survey Recommendations
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This experiment will help develop the procedure to evaluate and forecast stability in implementing complex modes of manual control by cosmonauts at different phases of a long-duration space flight. It will also reduce the risk of inaccurate actions when implementing complex and critical modes of spacecraft manual control, increasing the flight safety. Scientists and engineers can also use the data when conducting crew training to maintain professional skills by using onboard simulator during the flight.^ back to top
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
Robotics Systems for PILOT experiment.
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