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Exploration Medical Capability Element Delivers Level 4 Habitat Medical System Requirements for Gateway Missions
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Exploration Medical Capability Element Delivers Level 4 Habitat Medical System Requirements for Gateway Missions

On February 28th, the Project Scientist of the Human Research Program (HRP) Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) element presented the Level IV Crew Health and Performance Habitat Medical System Requirements for Gateway Missions to the HRP Control Board for delivery to the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO) and the Gateway program. 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 and medical doctors and clinicians at Johnson Space Center (JSC). Considering the limited mission and habitat resources available, these requirements are developed based on model-based system engineering techniques applied to the medical system goals, concept of operations, and the required levels of care on exploration missions. These requirements represent the first component of the Crew Health and Performance system in the Habitat for Gateway Missions, and provide a systems engineering foundation to support medical system delivery and enable 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, performance, data, and human systems components of crew health and performance require tight integration with mission and habitat design to provide sufficient infrastructure and enable mission success. The HRP's ExMC element is utilizing a model-based systems engineering approach to ensure timely input for the large scope of an integrated crew health and performance system, starting with the medical system, for the newly-forming Gateway missions. The Systems Requirements team supports HRC ExMC Systems Engineering activities by applying principles and practices to accomplish program integration goals.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Human Research Program Science Management Office (HRP SCO)

TEAM: CODE TI: Jorge Bardina (ExMC Software Engineering Systems Requirements Lead); CODE TH (Human Systems Integration Division): William B. Toscano; CODE RE (Engineering Systems Division): Junuen Villa Colin; CODE SCF (Flight Systems Implementation Branch): Tianna L. Shaw and Kara Martin (ExMC ARC Leads). WYLE: Marcus J. Higgins, Jennifer A. Mindock, Michelle Urbina, and Sean W. Winther; JSC: Kerry M. McGuire (ExMC Software Engineer); JSC ExMC CLINICIANS & MEDICAL DOCTORS: Tina M. Bayuse (Wyle), Gary Beven, Rebecca S. Blue (Wyle), Lynn L. Boley (Wyle), Melinda J. Hailey (Wyle), Eric L. Kerstman (Wyle), Derek M. Nusbaum (Wyle), and David P. Reyes (Wyle)

POINT OF CONTACT: Jorge Bardina,

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