Space Safety And Human Performance

Hardcover | September 1, 2017

byBarbara G. KankiEditorJean-francois Clervoy, Gro Sandal

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During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used then to fight performance degradation and to prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. Endorsed by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety IAASS and drawing on the expertise of the world's leading experts in the field, Space Safety and Human Performance is primarily centered on human on-board but also covers operators of control centers on ground and behavior aspects of complex organizations, thus addressing the entire spectrum of space actors. This unique book provides a comprehensive reference for engineers and technical managers within aerospace and high technology companies, space agencies, operators, and consulting firms. 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; Organizational behavior and safety culture

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During spaceflight, human performance can be deeply affected by physical, psychological and psychosocial stressors. Strict selection, intensive training and adequate operational rules are used then to fight performance degradation and to prepare individuals and teams to effectively manage systems failures and challenging emergencies. E...

Barbara G. Kanki is currently a staff research psychologist in the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division of NASA-Ames Research Center and a principal investigator in the Crew Factors research group. Dr. Kanki received her graduate degree from the Behavioral Sciences Department at the University of Chicago, where she specialized in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:700 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:008101869X

ISBN - 13:9780081018699

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Cognition, Mental Faculties, and Human Errors
3. Workload and Fatigue
4. Space Flight Environment
5. Physiological Performance and Capabilities
6. Human Resilience
7. Human Factors Research Methods and Tools
8. System Safety and Human Operations
9. Human Factors and Safety in System Design
10. Human Factors and Safety in Extravehicular Activity (EVA)
11. Human Machine Interaction (HMI)
12. Human Reliability Methods and Tools
13. Human Factors in Ground Operations
14. Organization Factors and Safety Culture
15. Astronaut and crew selection
16. Training
17. Medical and psychological mission support