A capability framework visualisation for multiple heterogeneous UAVs : from a mission commander's perspective

Chen, Ting, Campbell, Duncan, Coppin, Gilles, Mooij, Martijn, & Gonzalez, Felipe (2012) A capability framework visualisation for multiple heterogeneous UAVs : from a mission commander's perspective. In Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

There is an increased interested in Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations and research into advanced methods for commanding and controlling multiple heterogeneous UAVs. Research into areas of supervisory control has rapidly increased. Past research has investigated various approaches of autonomous control and operator limitation to improve mission commanders' Situation Awareness (SA) and cognitive workload.

The aim of this paper is to address this challenge through a visualisation framework of UAV information constructed from Information Abstraction (IA). This paper presents the concept and process of IA, and the visualisation framework (constructed using IA), the concept associated with the Level Of Detail (LOD) indexing method, the visualisation of an example of the framework. Experiments will test the hypothesis that, the operator will be able to achieve increased SA and reduced cognitive load with the proposed framework.

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ID Code: 52671
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Conference website: http://www.icas.org/
Keywords: Human Machine Interaction, Information Hierarchy, Supervisory Control, Multiple Heterogeneous UAVs, Capability Framework Visualisation
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 ICAS
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2013 01:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2013 05:39

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