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					Jerry Gordon Lead Systems Engineer, AAI Corporation
Why the Focus on UAV?
UAS System Engineering
Challenges
 Analytic Boundaries
 What does “unmanned” actually mean?
 Impact on Acquisition
 Impact on Operations
 Impact on Training
 Safety Record
 Other Socio-technical issues
Analytic Boundaries
 Who “owns” the UAS?
 OPCON/TACCON
 Maintenance Activity
 STANAG levels of control
“Uninhabited” vs Unmanned
                        Contractor logistics
   Maintenance
                                       Organizational
     Mission Packages
                                       Maintenance




Operators

                                  Intermediate/Depot
                                  maintenance
What does “unmanned” actually
mean?
 Levels of autonomy
 Ethical issues
Impact on Acquisition
 Started as ACTD
 Rapidly evolving technology
 Support Systems
System Enhancement
    Take-off
                                                            landing
                          Personnel Changes

                             Outer pilot


Material Changes
•Carburetor Icing                             Doctrinal Changes
•Single Point of Failure Alarms               •Low fuel
•Autolaunch                                   •Low oil
                Emergency                     •Launch Error
                Procedures Training
Impact on Operations
 Impact on Workload
 Interface Look and Feel
 Digital Teammate
Impact on Training
   Manned vs Unmanned Differences
     Latency
     Field of Regard
     Cueing
 Training Fidelity vs Cost
 Situation Awareness definition
Restricted Field of Regard
                               The “Soda Straw” View
TUAV - POP 300 (Public Data)




                               A-10 FMT (MetaVR)
Inverted Y-Axis Problem
   Are you a gamer?




                      Or a pilot?
Manned Aircraft Cues and
Responses

                           Aircraft Environment

        External Cues
                                       Flight
   Auditory,     Haptic    OTW         Mechanics        Sensors
   etc




                                             HMI (alerts,
               Operators                     controls and
                                              indications)
Unmanned Aircraft Cues and
Responses

            Include some latency         Aircraft Environment
                                     Flight
                                     Mechanics           Sensors


                    Alerts,
                    Controls and             Autopilot
                    Indications



        Operators                            Payload
                        Restricted
                        “OTW”
Safety
Absence of Shared Fate
   See and avoid?
   “Equivalent Level of safety”?
Mishap Rates (2004 public data)
Other Socio-technical issues
 Airspace Integration
 Pilot Myth and the web of trust
 Social crew interaction and caste
  system
 System Acceptance and place within the
  warfighting machine - G-2 to G-3

				
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