Hierarchical Goal Analysis and Performance Modelling for the Control of Multiple UAVs/UCAVs from an Airborne Platform. Volumes 1 and 2

Analyse d’Objectifs Hiérarchiques et Modélisation de la Performance de la Commande d’Engins Télépilotés et d’Engins Télépilotés de Combat à Partir d’une Plate-Forme Aérienne. Volume 1 et 2

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Authors
  1. Kobierski, B.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);CMC Electronics Inc, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Early feedback from the operation of Uninhabited Air Vehicles (UAVs) indicates that improvements in the operator interface aspects of these emerging systems would reap significant gains in system performance and effectiveness. This applies to both effective control of UAVs as well as management of data and dissemination of the associated information. The Canadian Forces (CF) is pursuing the introduction of UAVs, and while such platforms may provide an enormous amount of data, the management of data to support effective human decision making is still an issue. Various levels of automation have been suggested as a way of addressing the problem including Intelligent/Adaptive Interfaces (IAIs) for decision support. IAIs are intended to manage information dynamically and provide the right data and information to the right people, at the right time, to support effective decision making. The work reported in this paper investigated the efficacy of IAIs in an operational situation. The selected environment involved UAV operations in support of counter terrorist activities with the IAI modelled as part of the UAV tactical workstations of a modernized CP140 aircraft.

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Keywords
operator interface design;intelligent interface;adaptive interface;intelligent adaptive interface;operator interface interaction;performance;modellinggoal analysis;task analysis;function analysis;integrated performance modelling environment;IPME;UAV;UCAV;multiple UAV control
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2004-063 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
22 Oct 2004
Number of Pages
577
DSTKIM No
CA025862
CANDIS No
523624
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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