Modelling & Simulation Architecture Supporting NATO Counter Unmanned Autonomous System Concept Development
Published on Jun 15, 2016
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-47605-6_9
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO is dealing with possible future threats, which can be envisioned for the operational scenarios in the next twenty years. Allied Command for Transformation ACT is in charge to conduct Concept Development & Experimentation CD&E cycle for NATO, and a project named Counter Unmanned Autonomous Systems --- CUAxS was initiated with the aim to deliver to the NATO Military Authorities a concept that provides taxonomy matrix, threats analysis and future capability implementation recommendations for countermeasures against UAxS in all operational domains, such as air, land, sea and cyberspace. The NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence M&S CoE received a Request For Support from ACT to collaborate with the CUAxS concept development process. The M&S CoE has previously started an initiatives regarding UAxS systems called Simulated Interactive Robotics Initiative SIRI. In addition collaborating with several Science and Technology Organization panels working groups, focusing its efforts on interoperability between simulation environment and Command and Control C2 systems, languages and data model i.e., National Information Exchange Model. In this framework, the M&S CoE developed an M&S architectural model, exploiting also the Modelling & Simulation as a Service MSaaS paradigm, suitable to provide an initial idea of possible tools could be adopted and customized to support the CUAxS project, as in the Concept Development Assessment Game CDAG execution, through the verification and validation of Multi-domains UAxS and their countermeasures.