Non-NASA applications involve ongoing research and training in extreme environments, including work conducted at the Amundsen-Scott Antarctic Research Facility and Naval Undersea Warfare. These contexts too have need for effective and comprehensive assessments of human performance under different levels of team autonomy. Models for these contexts can be extended to include parameters that predict logistical requirements (e.g., schedules for supplies, food, etc.) and can simulate crew outcomes under emergency situations during periods of extreme isolation. The modeling research and results will also be applicable to emerging research in the area of cyber-infrastructure security. Similar concepts apply to this context and operations of emergency responders, homeland security and intelligence analysts, as well as corporate entities that want to ensure supply chain information alignment. These domains are interested in issues of situation awareness, information access and assurance, and autonomy of teams.
Concepts and products that result from this research have application within several NASA programs and directorates, including: NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, NASA Constellation Program, and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. These NASA research and development programs are engaged in the study of operational conditions that impact crew cognitive and behavioral performance and crew well being. They study teams and mission concepts that involve variable levels of crew autonomy. The tasks and operations within these contexts will have similar characteristics and indications for autonomy. The Crew Autonomy Measures and Models (CAMM) research program will result in valuable research toward understanding levels of autonomy and autonomy behaviors of crews; and it will result in both measures and models which extend NASA's capabilities for developing effective strategies to support remote and autonomous teams.