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Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation

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Human Factors for Naval Marine Vehicle Design and Operation by Jonathan M. Ross
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There is a driving need for naval professionals to focus on human factors issues. The number of maritime accidents is increasing and the chief cause is human error, both by the designer and the operator. Decreasing crew size, lack of experienced operators, operations in higher sea states and fatigue worsen the situation. Automation can be a partial solution, but flawed automated systems actually contribute to accidents at sea. Up to now, there has been no overarching resource available to naval marine vehicle designers and human factors professionals which bridges the gap between the human and the machine in this context. Designers understand the marine vehicle; human factors professionals understand how a particular environment affects people. Yet neither has a practical understanding of the other's field, and thus communicating requirements and solutions is difficult. This book integrates knowledge from numerous sources as well as the advice of a panel of eight recognized experts in the fields of related research, development and operation. The result is a reference that bridges the communications gap, and stands to help enhance the design and operation of all naval marine vehicles.

Author Biography

Jonathan M. Ross is Manager of Proteus Engineering Department of Alion Science and Technology, where he provides consultancy services, mainly to naval customers. He holds an MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and is a registered Professional Engineer (US) as well as a Chartered Engineer (UK). He gained operational naval experience in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a submarine, bathyscaphe and nuclear submarine tender. He has written and presented more than thirty technical papers in the US and internationally on human factors, computer-aided ship design, the environmentally sound warship, condition-based maintenance, and cost estimation.
Release date NZ
January 28th, 2009
Contributors
Series edited by Don Harris Series edited by Eduardo Salas Series edited by Neville A. Stanton
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
56 black & white illustrations, 37 black & white tables
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
244
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780754676256
Product ID
2751028

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