Effects of communication lag in long duration space flight missions: Potential mitigation strategies

Joseph R. Keebler, Aaron Dietz, Anthony Baker

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Abstract

As humanity aims to travel to Mars in the next two decades, it will be faced with numerous issues related to the coupling of humans and technology. Specifically, the communication lag of up to 40 minutes between long duration space flight (LDSF) crews and mission control back on earth will lead to unknown effects on teamwork and the multi-team system through the degraded quality of communication. This paper will review research on virtual teamwork and unmanned systems as it relates to communication, specifically with implications for extended communication delays and lag that may occur in LDSF missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages6-10
Number of pages5
Volume2015-January
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289470
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Other

Other59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/26/1510/30/15

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Keebler, J. R., Dietz, A., & Baker, A. (2015). Effects of communication lag in long duration space flight missions: Potential mitigation strategies. In 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015 (Vol. 2015-January, pp. 6-10). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931215591002