Normative and descriptive models for test & evaluation of unmanned and autonomous systems of systems

John Hess, Gaurav Agarwal, Karl K. Cowart, Indira Deonandan, C. Robert Kenley, Tsoline Mikaelian, Ricardo Valerdi

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Abstract

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has purchased and deployed many unmanned autonomous systems and is expected to do so at an ever-increasing rate in the years to come. These autonomous systems are often expected to operate in system of systems environments. Our research aims to address a number of questions posed by members of DoD's acquisition workforce regarding test and evaluation of these systems. In this paper we present a small set of normative (ideal) and descriptive (actual) models for test and evaluation. We describe test strategies used in the DARPA Grand Challenge competition and the SPHERES test bed, and extract lessons learned from each case study. We will use these models as a step toward identifying prescriptive models for testing unmanned and autonomous systems of systems. The prescriptive models will be implemented within PATFrame (Prescriptive and Adaptive Testing Framework), the decision support system that we are developing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
Pages644-654
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2010Jul 15 2010

Publication series

Name20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
Volume1

Other

Other20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/12/107/15/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Hess, J., Agarwal, G., Cowart, K. K., Deonandan, I., Robert Kenley, C., Mikaelian, T., & Valerdi, R. (2010). Normative and descriptive models for test & evaluation of unmanned and autonomous systems of systems. In 20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010 (pp. 644-654). (20th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2010; Vol. 1).