The UK Ministry of Defence recognises the value of Human Factors in the whole lifecycle of the system, from the initial Concept, Assessment and Demonstration phases, through to Manufacture, In-service and Disposal. Interaction of Bath has worked in the defence sector for many years.
These are some of our defence projects:
• Operability assessment for the Type 45 destroyer propulsion unit. The assessment included hierarchical task analysis, posture analysis and workload measurement.
• Human Factors assessment of mine clearance vehicles used by the Brigade Combat Team Engineer Squad Vehicle.
• Workload analysis for the operators of the Principal Anti-Air Missile System.
• Human Factors Integration for the future engineer tank, including programme management, technical support for crew station design, human HAZOPS and Human Factors analyses.
• Evaluation of an armoured vehicle, including assessment of crew station design, equipment design and seat features.
• Human Factors assessment of the interface between the submarine and the dockside facilities at Devonport Royal Dockyard, and a study of the Reactor Compartment Village.