Development of the Space Operations Incident Reporting Tool (SOIRT) 961613
The Space Operations Incident Reporting Tool (SOIRT) is an instrument used to record information about an anomaly occurring during flight which may have been due to insufficient and/or inappropriate application of human factors knowledge. A series of in-house and crew evaluations were conducted to improve the SOIRT form.
Since NASA currently has no system for continuous collection of this type of information, the SOIRT was developed to report issues such as reach envelope constraints, control operation difficulties, and vision impairments. However, if the SOIRT were to become a formal NASA process, information from crewmembers could be collected in a database and made available to individuals responsible for improving inflight safety and productivity.