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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Mihriban Whitmore:2Kevin O'Brien:1Benjamin Beberness:1
Frances E. Mount's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Kent P. Vaubel:11Mihriban Whitmore:5Steve Chrisman:2
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Publications by Frances E. Mount (bibliography)
Whitmore, Mihriban and Mount, Frances E. (1995): Ergonomic Evaluation of the General Purpose Workstation on a Space Mission. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting 1995. pp. 664-668.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory (HFEL) at the Johnson Space Center conducted an ergonomic evaluation of the General Purpose Workstation (GPWS), a glovebox-type workstation flown on one of the Spacelab Life Sciences missions. The HFEL study consisted of: (1) Crew evaluations via pre-flight, in-flight questionnaire and structured post-flight interview, and (2) Video analysis. Findings indicate that the workstation design was acceptable for performing dissection tasks. The crew reported that the task distribution between operators was completely acceptable. Based on the video analysis and the crew comments, the glove interface was found to be critical for crew comfort. A follow-up evaluation is planned for an upcoming mission to evaluate a materials science glovebox and the design impact on posture. Additional microgravity evaluations are planned to obtain objective data on postural changes while working at different gloveboxes.
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Whitmore, Mihriban, Morris, Randy B., Vaubel, Kent P. and Mount, Frances E. (1993): Space Station Maintenance Workstation Development. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting 1993. pp. 47-51.
Space Station Maintenance Workstation will be used to support equipment servicing and repair operations. The Maintenance Workstation provides different work area configurations, giving open workbench or a contained area. Up to five operators can work at the workstation simultaneously. A series of Maintenance Workstation evaluations have been conducted at NASA Johnson Space Center to determine the critical design issues relating to human-machine interfaces. A primary goal of this work was to verify whether the proposed design accommodated a wide range of users and maintenance task requirements under microgravity conditions. The tests were conducted onboard NASA's KC-135 microgravity aircraft. Three crew and six non-crew subjects participated in the studies. Tasks performed during the evaluations consisted of reach sweeps, force/torque task, soldering, handling large objects and lens replacement. Each session was videotaped for post-flight observations. In addition, subjects were asked to fill out a questionnaire following the flight. These microgravity evaluations were complemented by the computer modeling of different statures to investigate the viewing, reach, and head clearances. Results indicate that the size and location of the glove ports, and the enclosed work volume are the critical design concerns. The approach, findings and implications of the study are discussed.
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O'Brien, Kevin, Beberness, Benjamin, Chrisman, Steve, Mount, Frances E. and Seloff, Gary (1993): Interface Evaluation and Enhancements to the Image Access and Management System for Space Shuttle Earth-Looking Photography. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Meeting 1993. p. 1036.
The Image Access and Management System (IAMS) is being developed to provide easy access to photographic images taken by Space Shuttle astronauts. The photographs, coupled with a textual catalogue of descriptive characteristics, forms a significant database of information about the Earth's surface. The IAMS incorporates a video laser disc containing digitized images, an electronic database containing descriptive information about each photo, and software allowing the database to be searched and the images to be viewed. The demonstration presents the IAMS and the unique interface development issues involved with a photographic image/database system.
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Mount, Frances E., Gonzalez, W., Houtchens, B., Rudisill, M., Shields, N. and Steinberg, A. (1988): Human Factors Design in Special Purpose Workstations for Space Station. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 32nd Annual Meeting 1988. pp. 73-74.
The word "Workstations" means different things to different people. In the world of space vehicles command and control is usually the first workstation function that comes to mind. Actually, specialized workstations fall into many categories. This panel will discuss various specialized workstations being developed for the upcoming United States Space Station. As part of the design process the human being, a very integral part of each workstation, is carefully considered.
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Mount, Frances E. (1987): Habitability in Long-Term Space Missions. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 31st Annual Meeting 1987. pp. 803-805.
Given its objective of being permanent and manned, the United States Space Station should be planned, designed and built to maximize the crew's contribution to space station effectiveness. This paper presents an overview of some of the activities, both in progress and completed, covering the concerns of crew habitability and crew productivity for the propose United States Space Station. Various methods and tasks have been incorporated to increase the data base of man/systems information. This information will enhance habitability and crew performance during our Space Missions. A synopsis of some of the activities, designed to add data for the enhancement of the man/systems component of the proposed space station, is given. The Man-Systems Division of NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, has been the centerpoint for all the activities listed.
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