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The NASA Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Program: The Next GenerationTwenty-four hour, global aviation operations pose unique challenges to humans. Physiological requirements related to sleep, the internal circadian clock, and human fatigue are critical factors that are known to affect safety, performance, and productivity. Understanding the human operators' physiological capabilities, and limitations, will be important to address these issues as global demand for aviation activities continues to increase. In 1980, in response to a Congressional request, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center initiated a Fatigue/Jet Lag Program to examine the role of fatigue in flight operations. Originally established by Dr. John K. Lauber and Dr. Charles E. Billings, the Program was designed to address three objectives: (1) determine the extent of fatigue, sleep loss, and circadian disruption in flight operations; (2) determine how fatigue affected flight crew performance; and (3) develop strategies to maximize performance and alertness during flight operations.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Rosekind, Mark R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Neri, David F.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Miller, Donna L.
(Sterling Software, Inc. United States)
Gregory, Kevin B.
(Sterling Software, Inc. United States)
Webbon, Lissa L.
(Sterling Software, Inc. United States)
Oyung, Ray L.
(San Jose State Univ. CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-64-53
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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