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Exploration Medical Capability Element Delivers Habitat Data System Level 4 Requirements for Medical Level-of-Care IV Missions
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Exploration Medical Capability Element Delivers Habitat Data System Level 4 Requirements for Medical Level-of-Care IV Missions

On July 16th, the Human Research Program (HRP) Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) element Control Board approved delivery of the Habitat Data System Level 4 Requirements for Medical Level-Of-Care IV missions to the Biomedical Research and Environmental Sciences Control Board, the Office of the Chief & Health Medical Officer (OCHMO) Control Board, and the Gateway program. These requirements complement the Level IV Habitat Medical System Requirements delivered by the HRP ExMC Control Board in March 2019. The HRP ExMC Systems Requirements team at Ames Research Center developed these requirements in collaboration with the review and vetting process of the HRP ExMC Systems Engineering team, engineers, scientists, medical doctors, and clinicians at Ames Research and Johnson Space Centers. With consideration to the limited mission and habitat resources available, these requirements are developed based on Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) techniques as applied to the medical system goals, Concept of Operations, and the required levels of care on Exploration Missions. These requirements represent two components of the Crew Health and Performance system in the Habitat for Gateway Missions project and provide a system engineering foundation to support medical system delivery, enabling effective communication and coordination with Exploration system maturation.

BACKGROUND: NASA’s Gateway Missions Program will provide a habitat and testbed for future transport missions to Mars. These missions demand significant changes to mission planning, design, integration, and crew health and performance due to physical constraints and medical capabilities. The medical, behavioral, health, task performance, environmental monitoring, data, and human systems components of crew health and performance require tight integration with mission and habitat design to provide a sufficient infrastructure and enable mission success. The HRP's ExMC element is utilizing an MBSE approach to ensure timely input for the large scope of the integrated crew health and performance system, starting with the medical and data systems rated with a Level-Of-Care IV for newly forming Gateway missions. The Systems Requirements team supports HRC ExMC Systems Engineering activities by applying these principles and practices to accomplish program integration goals.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Human Research Program Science Management Office (HRP SCO), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

TEAM: Jorge Bardina (ExMC SE Systems Requirements Lead, Code TI), Marcus J. Higgins (Wyle), John Odina (JSC), William B. Toscano (Code TH), and Sean W. Winther (Wyle); ExMC ARC: Mohana Gurram (TI), Michael Krihak (USRA), Kara Martin (ARC Co-Lead, Code SCF), Shetye Sandeep (TI), and Tianna L. Shaw (ARC Co-Lead, SCF); ExMC SE: Hector Chavez (JSC), Dana Levin (JSC-IPA), Kerry M. McGuire (JSC), Jennifer A. Mindock (Wyle), and Michelle Urbina (Wyle); ExMC JSC clinicians and medical doctors: Melinda J. Hailey (Wyle) and Eric L. Kerstman (Wyle)

POINT OF CONTACT: Jorge Bardina, jorge.e.bardina@nasa.gov

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