Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

Pilot Experiment


Objective:

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.

Tasks:

  • 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.

Science Hardware Used:

  • 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.
  • "Neurolab-M" kit

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Laptop

Consumables:

  • Changeable HDD disk for recording received information and its return to the ground.

Expected Results:

The received experimental data will allow one to:

  • 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.
  • reduce the risk of inaccurate actions when implementing complex and critical modes of spacecraft manual control increasing thereby the flight safety;
  • use the data when conducting crew training to maintain professional skills by using onboard simulator during the flight.