Accession Number : AD1036567

Title :   Outcomes from the First Wingman Software in the Loop Integration Event: January 2017

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Jan 2017,01 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Schaefer,Kristin E ; Brewer,Ralph W ; Pursel,E R ; Zimmermann,Anthony ; Cerame,Eduardo ; Briggs,Keith

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Report Date : 28 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : During 27-29 January 2017, the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) hosted a software integration event to build a working software-in-the-loop (SIL) simulation environment in support of the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center Wingman program. Wingman focuses on human-machine collaboration, decision making, human-machine combat teaming, and advanced manned-unmanned teaming operations. Its primary operational objective is to effectively project lethality for first contact with enemy forces, enabling friendly freedom of maneuver. Developing a joint SIL will allow for rapid prototyping, software development, and early assessment by joint services and team members. Developments in the SIL can be directly implemented on real-world vehicles. In addition, this SIL will also provide a simulation test bed for ARL to assess human interaction with manned-unmanned teams during periods without real-world field tests. Outcomes of joint research efforts will support the design of a robotic system user interface and enhance communication among manned-unmanned team members, which are critical to achieve Training and Doctrine Command 6 1 required capabilities for robotics and autonomous systems.

Descriptors :   computer programs , target recognition , HUMAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , interactions , robots , unmanned ground vehicles , prototypes , weapon systems , test beds , military capabilities , COMPUTER NETWORKS , user interface

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE