autonomous systems, data analytics, mobility, Performance and reliability, physicsbased methods
Autonomous ground systems are a key part of the future military strategy for many NATO Nations, and commercial companies are racing to develop autonomous systems to be first to market. In this race to field these systems, there is still a lack of understanding of the capabilities and reliability of these systems. One key performance measure of autonomous ground systems is their mobility on-road and off-road. How fast can the system move and how reliably can it reach its destination under a wide range of conditions? How well can these systems maneuver with soldiers under a variety of operations? How are these measures defined? These are important topics that need to be addressed in order to fully field and operationalize these new technologies.
This proposed activity will leverage the results from AVT-ET-148, AVT-248 and AVT-CDT-308 on the Next Generation NATO Reference Mobility Model (NG-NRMM). Together, they demonstrated that autonomous vehicles have specialized modeling and simulation requirements with regard to mobility. The activity will also leverage current activities ET-184 (Physics of Failure for Military Platforms), AVT-ET-185 (Goal-driven, Multi-Fidelity Approaches for Military Vehicle System-Level Design),AVT-327 (STANREC for a NG-NRMM), and AVT-ET-196 (Technology Trends in Manned and Unmanned Armoured Ground Vehicles).