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This paper reports experiences and outcomes of designing and developing an agent-based, autonomous mission control system for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Most UAVs are not truly autonomous or even unmanned but are more correctly termed 'uninhabited' or 'remotely piloted'. This paper explores two quite different approaches for adding autonomous control(More)
Mainstreaming and industrialising agent technologies requires suitable methodological and technological support for the various engineering activities associated with managing the complexity of any software system development. Despite its origins in object oriented software engineering the UML provides a rich and extensible set of modelling constructs that(More)
The problem of modelling air missions is part of a larger problem-simulating possible warlike scenarios in the air, sea, and on land. In modelling such military systems one is required to model the behaviour of various actors and the resources that are available to them. One aspect of this problem is the modelling of a group of actors as a team and then(More)
The problem of whole air mission modelling is part of a larger problem which is the problem of simulating possible warlike scenarios in the air, sea, and on land. In such modelling systems one is required to model the behaviour of various actors and the resources that are available to them. One aspect of this problem is the modelling of a group of actors as(More)
Operational Research computer models must model both the relevant physical systems and the behaviour of their operators. The simulation requirements for these two components and the techniques used for developing, designing, validating and verifying them are quite different. In air combat these differences are heightened by the complexity of the physical(More)
Within Air Operations Division of DSTO 1 intelligent agents are used to model the tactical decision making processes of pilots and ghter-controllers involved in air combat. One of the largest hurdles to be overcome by software engineers and analysts, when developing simulations of the air defence environment, is the acquisition of domain knowledge.(More)
Modern defence systems include advanced aircraft, ships, radar, weapons, command and control systems, and most importantly human operators. The main objective of modelling and simulation tools is to allow operational analysts to rapidly specify and evaluate existing and proposed systems and procedures for operating these systems. Such tools are required to(More)
The innovative reapplication of a multiagent system for human-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation was a consequence of appropriate agent-oriented design. The use of intelligent agents for simulating human decision making offers the potential for analysis and design methodologies that do not distinguish between agent and human until implementation. With this as a(More)
A view of plan recognition shaped by both operational and computational requirements is presented. Operational requirements governing the level of delity and nature of the reasoning process combine with computational requirements including performance speed and software engineering eeort to constrain the types of solutions available to the software(More)