Human Factor Lab
This Lab deals with the impact that the physiological and psychological issues have on the space systems. Researches were developed in the field of human space missions, long permanence onboard the International Space Station, human missions on Marsas well as confinement experiments on Earth (such as Mars 500 and Antartica) and future suborbital flights.
Among the topics condered are: crew resource management: effective communication, leadership, team management, stress management, time management, decision making, situation awareness, threat and error management, risk assessment and risk management.
Particular attention is given to impact that these topics have on the design of the missions and of the space systems.
The lab also provides advice in the field of Aeronautical Psychology to Civil Aviation Authorities of various Countries and to Commercial Airlines that show great interest in Knowing how some topics of Aeronautical Psychology are being dealt with in the Aerospace Environment.