An Integrated Human Modeling Simulation Process for the International Space Station, Intra-Vehicular Activity 2001-01-3035
Defining a process for integrating human modeling within the design and verification activities of the International Space Station (ISS) has proven to be as important as the simulations themselves. The process developed (1) ensured configuration management of the required digital mockups, (2) provided consistent methodology for simulating and analyzing human tasks and hardware layout, (3) facilitated an efficient method of communicating design requirements and relaying satisfaction of contract requirements, and (4) provided substantial cost savings by reducing the amount of late redesign and expensive mockup tests.
Human simulation is frequently the last step in the design process. Consequently, the influence it has on product design is minimal and oftentimes being used as a post-design verification tool. This paper presents an integrated human modeling simulation process that demonstrates the use of the Boeing Human Modeling System (BHMS) as a design and training tool for the International Space Station.