Data Integration and Knowledge Coordination for Planetary Exploration Traverses

  • Jordan R. HillEmail author
  • Barrett S. Caldwell
  • Michael J. Miller
  • David S. Lees
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9735)


In order to implement an ambulatory physiological monitor in a free-range environment, a number of human performance sensing, human-computer interaction, data visualization, and wireless transmission technologies must be effectively and unobtrusively integrated. The Zephyr BioHarnessTM is being integrated into NASA’s Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains (BASALT) Mars simulation in order to monitor and transmit crewmember health and activity information during “extravehicular activity” (EVA) sample collection tasks. The structure of the simulation and the different types of data and knowledge coordination are described. The importance of physiological monitoring in extreme environments, the selection of the BioHarnessTM for use in the project, the process of integrating the monitor into the simulation, and the anticipated results from the analysis of the gathered data are also discussed .


Physiological monitoring Extravehicular activity Human performance Extreme environments Distributed task coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordan R. Hill
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barrett S. Caldwell
    • 1
  • Michael J. Miller
    • 2
  • David S. Lees
    • 3
  1. 1.Purdue University, Industrial EngineeringWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Kennedy Space CenterNASATitusvilleUSA
  3. 3.Ames Research CenterCMU/NASAMountain ViewUSA

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