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Operational Scenario Modelling Supporting Unmanned Autonomous Systems Concept Development

Published on Oct 24, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-76072-8_18
Marco Biagini1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NATO),
Fabio Corona1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NATO),
Josef Casar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Defence)
Abstract
There exists a connection between a growing number of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAxS) and a number of possible security challenges. The likelihood that swarms of UAxS will be employed in high populated mega-city environments in the long and mid-term exacerbates these future challenges. The problem is two-fold: UAxS are likely to be used as additional capability for friendly forces, but they are also to be considered as possible threat. The challenges that an autonomous system poses depend not only on their physical vulnerability or the security of the networks and data, but also on the interaction with traditional troops and operating procedures to be followed, their levels of autonomy and Command and Control (C2) chain behind their employment. An extensive experimentation is necessary to address some of these challenges in a Concept Development and Experimentation (CD&E) process aimed to envision solutions. Modelling and Simulation (M&S) tools and architecture are essential to speed up this process in a cost effective way. This paper presents how the development of a particular air operational scenario in an urban environment, according to the Simulation Interoperability Standard Organization (SISO) guide using M&S tools, can support the capability development process for future UAxS as well as their countermeasures.
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