PSE creates science-driven user interfaces for systems in development. Our products range from requirements development and design guidance to fully-functioning prototypes.
PSE improves existing interfaces and systems to integrate new capabilities, and to continually make them safer, more effective and more efficient. We can add value at the system level, or at the ‘system of systems’ level for applications such as multi-system, multi-user control centers.
PSE conducts usability and performance assessments to validate and improve interface design, and demonstrate value added.
PSE develops training systems to improve user performance in complex and high consequence roles. Our science-driven approach is particularly important for emerging technologies, such as AI, AR/VR and autonomy, where there is little precedent to rely on.
PSE’s award-winning research leverages principles of human behavior to the design of systems, automation, teams, and interfaces. Our solutions are effective because we understand the solution-space, particularly where new technologies take human-machine partnership into uncharted territory.


Military Operations & Systems
  • Air Warfare
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
  • Information Warfare
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Surface Warfare
  • Undersea Warfare

Command & Control

  • Decision Making
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Operational Planning and Routing
  • Supervision
  • Unmanned and Autonomous Vehicles

Industrial & Medical

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Deep-Water Petroleum Drilling
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Process Control
  • Medical Devices
  • Mining
  • Power Grid Management


Government Agencies

  • Army Research Institute
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Department of Energy
  • Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • National Highway Administration
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Naval Air Systems Command
  • Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Undersea Warfighting Development Center
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Office of Naval Research

Corporations & Research Groups

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CGI Federal, Stanley Associates
  • FGM/Novetta Inc.
  • General Atomics
  • General Dynamics
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Intuit
  • Kratos
  • Leidos Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Metron
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • Science Applications International Corporation
  • SRI International
  • Valiant Integrated Services

Universities & Healthcare

  • Army Medical Command
  • Balboa Hospital
  • Colorado State University
  • FDA Devices and Radiological Health
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Naval Medical R&D Command
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • San Diego State University
  • Tripler Hospital
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Veterans Affairs Hospital
  • Walter Reed Hospital