Cyber-Physical-Human teaming enables crew autonomy via interfaces with trusted and trustworthy autonomous agents and decision support systems. Both automated and autonomous systems will be needed to achieve Earth-independent operations.

Systems need to adapt across levels of automation to account for inevitable crew performance variance due to mission stressors, cognitive resilience, workload, and environmental dynamics. Systems can make use of their own state, contextual information from the environment, and the state of the crew members themselves to establish bi-directional trust, thus assessing Trust in the Human Operator.
Do we have the RDT&E systems in place to reduce Human System Integration risk, and optimize safety, efficiency, and mission success?

Can we perform simulation studies to determine whether a task should be done – in this moment – by the human or by the system? When should decision support agents “kick in”? When should they stay out of the crew’s way?

Simulations that enable System Trust in the Human Operator:


System and Method for Human Operator and Machine Integration. LAR-19051, US Patent 10,997,526.

Technical Points of Contact

Dr. Angela Harrivel, Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch, NASA Langley Research Center

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