Accession Number:

AD1105535

Title:

Test and Evaluation of Autonomy for Air Platforms

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Jul 2019,30 Apr 2020

Corporate Author:

412 Operations Group Emerging Technologies CTF Edwards AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-07-09

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This handbook provides tools, approaches, and insights to confidently approach the testing of autonomy on air platforms. This handbook outlines what specific considerations for autonomy needs to take place at each phase of the test process to ensure a safe, secure, effective, and efficient test. Two paradigms are presented for the test approach to autonomy. The first focuses on adapting the three phases of test planning, executing, and analyzing to better test autonomy. The second paradigm leverages the Agile and Development and Operations DevOps philosophies to optimize the test and evaluation of autonomy within the larger context of autonomy development and fielding.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE