We use state-of-the-art mathematical analysis techniques and experimental measurement tools to accurately and objectively assess operator performance.

We have experience applying these methods to assess military personnel performance in a variety of situations. The methods can help identify the right person for the right role, fatigue, loss of situational awareness and poor human-machine interface optimisation.

Competitive advantage

  • Improve personnel selection
  • Optimise human-machine teaming
  • Digitally monitor fatigue and loss of situational awareness

Successful applications of research

  • Evaluate real-time augmented reality displays used by military rotorcraft pilots
  • Augment selection procedures for tactical combat controller training programs


  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Williamtown No. 4 Squadron
  • Hensoldt Sensors GmbH

Capabilities and facilities

  • Objective fatigue measurement
  • Objective operator performance measurement
  • Advanced mathematical modelling and data analysis

Further reading on: Enhanced Human Performance and Protection

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.