Tools and techniques for MOMU (Multiple Operator Multiple UAV) environments; an operational perspective Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Multiple operators controlling multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (MOMU) can be an efficient operational setup for reconnaissance and surveillance missions. However, it dictates switching and coordination among operators. Efficient switching is time-critical and cognitively demanding, thus vitally affecting mission accomplishment. As such, tools and techniques (T&Ts) to facilitate switching and coordination among operators are required. Furthermore, development of metrics and test-scenarios becomes essential to evaluate, refine, and adjust T&Ts to the specifics of the operational environment. To illustrate, tools that were designed and developed for MOMU operations as part of a US-Israel collaborative research project are described and associated research findings are summarized.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011