The Arctic composite scenario – A manned-unmanned aerial vehicle teaming concept

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Authors
  1. Hou, M.
  2. Kobierski, R.D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
To support the concept development and evaluation of future Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) requires the development of UAS mission scenarios with the context of manned-unmanned aerial vehicle interaction. The development of scenarios is often the first step in the human factors engineering systems design process. In response to such needs, this report has been prepared and contains a scenario, developed and validated with military subject matter experts, designed to exercise a Manned-UnManned (MUM) teaming relationship between the crews of RCAF aircraft and the crew of a simulated future RCAF UAS in the year 2018. The scenario is set in the Canadian Arctic for a counter terrorist mission and involves a CP-140 Aurora, a C130T tanker, two CF-18s, and a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS. Critical MUM interaction elements including the tasking of different assets, handover the control of payload, report transmission between air assets and sea assets, attack coordination among manned and unmanned assets, and taking orders from headquarters are included in the scenario as parts of significant events to MUM teaming concepts. Additionally, the information flow between MUM teaming interaction elements is outlined. Interactions among the UAS mission crew, the CP-140 Aurora tactical crew, and the CF-18 pilots are demonstrated in the scenario.

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Keywords
UAS;UAV;manned-unmanned teaming;arctic scenario
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-R241 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2015
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
CA041531
CANDIS No
802695
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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