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Human Factors in Defence: Human Factors in Defence


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Human factors is key to enabling today’s armed forces to implement their vision to ’produce battle-winning people and equipment that are fit for the challenge of today, ready for the tasks of tomorrow and capable of building for the future’ (source: UK MoD). Modern armed forces fulfil a wider variety of roles than ever before. In addition to defending sovereign territory and prosecuting armed conflicts, military personnel are engaged in homeland defence and in undertaking peacekeeping operations and delivering humanitarian aid right across the world. This requires top class personnel, trained to the highest standards in the use of first class equipment. The military has long recognised that good human factors is essential if these aims are to be achieved. The defence sector is far and away the largest employer of human factors personnel across the globe and is the largest funder of basic and applied research. Much of this research is applicable to a wide audience, not just the military; this series aims to give readers access to some of this high quality work. Ashgate’s Human Factors in Defence series comprises of specially commissioned books from internationally recognised experts in the field. They provide in-depth, authoritative accounts of key human factors issues being addressed by the defence industry across the world.

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Performance Under Stress

Performance Under Stress

1st Edition

By James L. Szalma, Peter A. Hancock
April 16, 2017

The world is a dangerous place and recent events have served to make it less safe. There are many arenas of conflict and even combat across the world. Such situations are the quintessential expression of stress; you stand in imminent danger and live with the knowledge that you may be attacked, ...

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations

1st Edition

By Rebecca Steinberg, Steven Kornguth
March 31, 2017

Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations features world-renowned scientists conducting groundbreaking research into the basic mechanisms of stress effects on the human body and psyche, as well as introducing novel pharmaceutics and equipment that can rescue or improve ...

Modelling Command and Control Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

1st Edition

By Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber
July 31, 2018

Since its inception, just after the Second World War, Human Factors research has paid special attention to the issues surrounding human control of systems. Command and control environments continue to represent a challenging domain for human factors research. Modelling Command and Control takes a ...

Designing Soldier Systems Current Issues in Human Factors

Designing Soldier Systems: Current Issues in Human Factors

1st Edition

By John Martin, Laurel Allender, Pamela Savage-Knepshield
March 31, 2017

This book focuses on contemporary human factors issues within the design of soldier systems and describes how they are currently being investigated and addressed by the U.S. Army to enhance soldier performance and effectiveness. Designing Soldier Systems approaches human factors issues from three ...

Trust in Military Teams

Trust in Military Teams

1st Edition

Edited By Neville A. Stanton
March 31, 2017

The objective of this book is to report on contemporary trends in the defence research community on trust in teams, including inter- and intra-team trust, multi-agency trust and coalition trust. The book also considers trust in information and automation, taking a systems view of humans as agents ...

Flying Fast Jets Human Factors and Performance Limitations

Flying Fast Jets: Human Factors and Performance Limitations

1st Edition

By David G. Newman
November 01, 2017

This book provides a detailed general overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational tasks faced by such pilots and aircrews. As such, it has a strong military focus, ...

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

1st Edition

By Robert P. Herz, Dee H. Andrews
March 31, 2017

This edited book presents an array of approaches on how human factors theory and research addresses the challenges associated with combat identification. Special emphasis is placed on reducing human error that leads to fratricide, which is the unintentional death or injury of friendly personnel by ...

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness Dealing with a Changing World

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Berggren, Staffan Nählinder, Erland Svensson
June 28, 2014

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process should assess, analyse and communicate results to the development cycle of methods, work, ...

Cognitive Work Analysis: Coping with Complexity

Cognitive Work Analysis: Coping with Complexity

1st Edition

By Daniel P. Jenkins, Neville A. Stanton, Guy H. Walker
March 31, 2017

'Complex sociotechnical systems' are systems made up of numerous interacting parts, both human and non-human, operating in dynamic, ambiguous and safety critical domains. Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) is a structured framework specifically developed for considering the development and analysis of ...

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective

Command and Control: The Sociotechnical Perspective

1st Edition

By Guy H Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins
March 31, 2017

Military command and control is not merely evolving, it is co-evolving. Technology is creating new opportunities for different types of command and control, and new types of command and control are creating new aspirations for technology. The question is how to manage this process, how to achieve...

Digitising Command and Control A Human Factors and Ergonomics Analysis of Mission Planning and Battlespace Management

Digitising Command and Control: A Human Factors and Ergonomics Analysis of Mission Planning and Battlespace Management

1st Edition

By Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Kirsten M. A. Revell, Laura A. Rafferty
March 31, 2017

This book presents a human factors and ergonomics evaluation of a digital Mission Planning and Battle-space Management (MP/BM) system. An emphasis was placed on the activities at the Brigade (Bde) and the Battle Group (BG) headquarters (HQ) levels. The analysts distributed their time evenly between...

Distributed Situation Awareness Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork

Distributed Situation Awareness: Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork

1st Edition

By Paul M. Salmon, Neville A. Stanton, Daniel P. Jenkins
November 20, 2009

Having an accurate understanding of what is going on is a key commodity for teams working within military systems. 'Situation awareness' (SA) is the term that is used within human factors circles to describe the level of awareness that operators have of the situation that they are engaged in; it ...

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