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Interaction Concept for Mixed-Initiative Mission Planning on Multiple Delegation Levels in Multi-UCAV Fighter Missions

  • Felix HeilemannEmail author
  • Axel Schulte
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 903)

Abstract

The management of several UCAVs from board a manned combat aircraft is a challenging problem. While fully automatic planners lead to complacency and low workload, manual planning leads to a much too heavy workload for the pilot. In this article, we present a mixed-initiative planning concept, consisting of a delegation and an assistance part. The delegation part of the concept enables the pilot to command tasks to the UCAVs on a team-, task- and parameter-based level, which are taken as planning constraints. The assistance part supports the pilot in the plan creation process and can proactively counteract possible failures. An initial validation of the implemented concept is presented.

Keywords

Human-autonomy teaming Mixed-initiative planner 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität der Bundeswehr MünchenNeubibergGermany

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