Cost and risk considerations for Test and Evaluation of Unmanned and Autonomous systems of systems

Indira Deonandan, Ricardo Valerdi, Jo Ann Lane, Filiberto Macias

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Abstract

The evolutionary nature of Unmanned and Autonomous systems of systems (UASoS) acquisition needs to be matched by evolutionary test capabilities yet to be developed. As part of this effort we attempt to understand the cost and risk considerations for UASoS Test and Evaluation (T&E) and propose the development of a parametric cost model to conduct trade-off analyses. This paper focuses on understanding the need for effort estimation for UASoS, the limitations of existing cost estimation models, and how our effort can be merged with the cost estimation processes. We present the prioritization of both technical and organizational cost drivers. We note that all drivers associated with time constraints, integration, complexity, understanding of architecture and requirements are rated highly, while those regarding stakeholders and team cohesion are rated as medium. We intend for our cost model approach to provide management guidance to the T&E community in estimating the effort required for UASoS T&E.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010 - Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 22 2010Jun 24 2010

Publication series

Name2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010

Other

Other2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period6/22/106/24/10

Keywords

  • Complexity
  • Cost
  • Risk
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Unmanned and Autonomous Systems of systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Deonandan, I., Valerdi, R., Lane, J. A., & Macias, F. (2010). Cost and risk considerations for Test and Evaluation of Unmanned and Autonomous systems of systems. In 2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010 [5544062] (2010 5th International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/SYSOSE.2010.5544062