NATO Use of Modeling and Simulation to Evolve Autonomous Systems

Published on Dec 4, 2019
· DOI :10.1002/9781119552482.CH3
Jan Mazal , Jan Mazal (NATO)+ 3 AuthorsJason Jones
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#1Adam Zwickle (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 7
#2Hillary B. Farber (Massachusetts School of Law)H-Index: 2
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#1Agostino G. Bruzzone (UniGe: University of Genoa)H-Index: 18
#2Giulio FranzinettiH-Index: 1
Last. Libor Kutej (University of Defence)
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This paper provides an overview on the Lethal Autonomous Systems (LAWs) and related critical issues caused by dynamically evolving context. Traditional approaches to evaluate new system development, software review, prototyping and testing are often not really efficient or even not applicable in this LAWs even due to the evolution in terms of social and operational scenarios. Vice versa, it is evident that simulation plays the key role to support evaluation of scenarios considering that is pract...
#1Marco Biagini (NATO)H-Index: 1
Last. James L. Sidoran (AFRL: Air Force Research Laboratory)
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The development of the next generation of multi-domain unmanned semi and fully autonomous C4ISR systems involves a multitude of security concerns and interoperability challenges. Conceptual solutions to capability shortfalls and gaps can be identified through Concept Development and Experimentation (CD and E) cycles. Modelling and Simulation (M and S) is a key tool in supporting unmanned autonomous systems (UAxS) CD and E activities and addressing associated security challenges. This paper serve...
ABSTRACTThis article examines the potential use of autonomous aerial weapons for targeted killing purposes and, in doing so, looks beyond the now-familiar “global war on terror.” We argue that the combination of novel capabilities with the pre-existing military-theoretical frameworks of advanced Western states, within which autonomous weapons will be embedded, may be conducive to an expansion of targeted killings to scenarios other than military counter-terrorism. The confluence of autonomous we...
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#2Marina MasseiH-Index: 8
Simulation is strongly related to the Military Sector, indeed Computer Simulation has been effectively applied to Defense and Aerospace since the end of the World War II and John McLeod, founder of the Society for Computer Simulation International (SCS), applied it to Rocket Science and Aeronautics in early ’50, quite a while before the advent of digital computers (McLeod in Simulation: the dynamic modeling of ideas and systems with computers. McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968). Today, after half a ce...
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#1Pam Stewart (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 2
Civilian use of drones (Remotely Piloted Aircraft: RPA) in Australian skies is increasing at a dramatic rate. Whilst there is a strict regulatory framework in which RPA operate, they have the capacity to cause significant damage to persons or property on the ground. This article evaluates the availability and scope of statutory and common law remedies for such damage demonstrating a complex matrix of potential accountability. Statutory strict liability under Damage by Aircraft legislation does n...
#1Bharat B. MadanH-Index: 8
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Last. Doina BeinH-Index: 6
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Data generation and its utilization in important decision applications has been growing an extremely fast pace, which has made data a valuable resource that needs to be rigorously protected from attackers. Cloud storage systems claim to offer the promise of secure and elastic data storage services that can adapt to changing storage requirements. Despite diligent efforts being made to protect data, recent successful attacks highlight the need for going beyond the existing approaches centered on i...
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#1Rocci Luppicini (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 7
#2Arthur So (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 1
Abstract Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, were traditionally used by militaries in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia in their surveillance operations in Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. In the last five years, the extension of drone use into commercial applications has grown exponentially apart from military and recreational domains. The growth in domestic use has generated public concern and debate mainly surrounding safet...
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#1Marco Biagini (NATO)H-Index: 1
#2Fabio Corona (NATO)H-Index: 1
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 capabili...
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#1Agostino G. Bruzzone (UniGe: University of Genoa)H-Index: 18
#2Francesco Longo (University of Calabria)H-Index: 96
Last. Antonio Padovano (University of Calabria)H-Index: 3
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The use of simulation for training is proven to be extremely effective both in term of costs and in term of its flexibility for different uses and applications, such as building situation awareness and creating scenarios for training scopes. The aim of the project proposed is to demonstrate the powerful rule of simulation in UAV pilots' cooperative training; the project presented makes use of a 3D simulation environment in order to build a realistic condition of an emergency situation in a chemi...
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