Situation Awareness is an issue wherever you are

Edgar, Graham K ORCID: 0000-0003-4302-7169 and Catherwood, Dianne F (2021) Situation Awareness is an issue wherever you are. UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences Association..

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The ‘human factor’ has long been recognised as one of the most significant factors underlying errors and accidents and is an area that needs further consideration for space programmes. As equipment becomes increasingly reliable, the humans operating it stay the same. Space environments will provide new and unusual challenges for all task components (human and machine). Having a human in the loop provides the possibility of novel and creative problem solving in unusual situations. Unfortunately, humans can bring the same creativity to errors. The literature carries many examples of ‘fool-proof’ systems that have been severely compromised by the ingenuity of humans.

Item Type: Other
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: Pages 54-55
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Graham Edgar
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2023 11:32
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04

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