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Accession Number ADA570196
Title Command and Control of Teams of Autonomous Units.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author D. S. Lange J. Reeder P. Verbancsics R. Gutzwiller
Abstract Command and Control (C2) has always been the practice of directing teams of autonomous units. These units have included individual soldiers, aircraft directed by a pilot, and ships maneuvered and fought by the combined intelligence of an entire crew. It is into this already populated universe that we are now working to add autonomous unmanned systems (AUS). In this paper, we explore the C2 of teams of autonomous units that include human, human populated, and uninhabited systems. Beyond the simple one-for-one substitution of a manned vehicle by an unmanned vehicle, we consider the reality that AUS share information differently among themselves and their inhabited counterparts. Similarly, humans and human populated units will provide information to their commanders in a different fashion than machines will, because each are uniquely capable of different observations and understandings. This paper also describes the sparse supervisory control that must be exercised over highly autonomous units, and considers what it means for a commander to supervise AUS that employ machine learning and cooperative autonomy.
Keywords Aus(Autonomous unmanned systems)
Command and control
Learning machines
Man machine systems
Military commanders
Self operation

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
95D - Human Factors Engineering
Corporate Author Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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