A Generic, Agent-Based Framework of the Design and Development of UAV/UCAV Control Systems

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Authors
  1. Edwards, J.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Artificial Intelligence Management and Development Corp, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) are being investigated for use as a new Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (IISR) platform within the Canadian Forces. At the moment UAV/UCAV control is operator intensive and can involve high levels of workload. In an effort to alleviate those conditions and reduce manning requirements, the current project examined a variety of theoretical approaches to construct a comprehensive, integrated approach to the design and implementation of an intelligent, adaptive, agent-based system for UAV/UCAV control. The resulting generic framework was constructed from the elements of the following design approaches: CommonKADS, MAS-CommonKADS, IDEF Standards, Explicit Models Design, Perceptual Control Theory and Ecological Interface Design. This report provides overviews of each of those approaches and highlights common and complementary elements as part of a recommended generic framework. A sequence for applying the generic framework is provided. The proposed integration of the above techniques into a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary design approach will help serve the goals of reducing operator workloads and manning requirements, while generating a robust, maintainable and reliable system.

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2004-062 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
27 Feb 2004
Number of Pages
61
DSTKIM No
CA025716
CANDIS No
523423
Format(s):
CD ROM

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