|Unmanned Systems Mission Performance Potential for Autonomous Operations
|Applied Vehicle Technology|
Autonomy Level, Environment, Mission Performance, Unmanned Systems
A capability for assessing the required level of autonomy for a military mission or vice versa to design a mission based on the given level of autonomy is currently missing. AVT-175 on “Unmanned Systems Platform Technologies and Performances for Autonomous Operations” was created in response to the need for performance measures for UMS. The AVT community recognized that one of the key challenges to the fielding of UMS was the lack of agreed upon standards for testing, evaluation, and assessment of UMS. The team concluded with the development of a new framework for assessing autonomous performance for UMS and implemented this framework in a software tool. AVT-255 is the continuation of this effort.
The objective of AVT-255 is to further develop the AVT-175 developed software tool for the prediction of mission-level autonomous performance of UMS. Furthermore, AVT-255 will distribute this software tool along with relevant documentation for maximum exploitation by NATO nations.
Perception, Intelligence, Environment, Platform, and Communication are the primary topics to be covered in reference to developing and validating the MPP. Mission definition and performance will then be built on the aforementioned topics.