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automation of commanding at nasa: reducing human error in space flightAutomation has been implemented in many different industries to improve efficiency and reduce human error. Reducing or eliminating the human interaction in tasks has been proven to increase productivity in manufacturing and lessen the risk of mistakes by humans in the airline industry. Human space flight requires the flight controllers to monitor multiple systems and react quickly when failures occur so NASA is interested in implementing techniques that can assist in these tasks. Using automation to control some of these responsibilities could reduce the number of errors the flight controllers encounter due to standard human error characteristics. This paper will investigate the possibility of reducing human error in the critical area of manned space flight at NASA.
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Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Dorn, Sarah J.
(Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ. United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 2010
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
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