Human factors perspective on next generation unmanned aerial systems

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This chapter presents a synthesis of past work on Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) autonomy and user interface design and uses this synthesis to motivate emerging themes in near-term and far-term UAS developments. Issues include user interface design, UAS autonomy, UAS teaming, operator workload, and payload management. This chapter is a fusion of work from two previously published papers by the authors, integrated and extended to give a fresh perspective on the issues: ML Cummings, S Bruni, S Mercier, PJ Mitchel (2007) Automation architecture for single operator, multiple UAV command and control. Int C2 J 1(2):1–24. M Draper, T Barry, G Calhoun, J Clark, M Draper, M Goodrich, C Jansen, J Kessens, F Kooi, A Lefebvre, S Murray, J Nelson, C Nielsen, G Osga, A Oudenhuijzen, M Quigley, R Shively, B Simpson, R Stone, L van Breda, J van Delft, J van Erp (2006) Advanced operator interfaces. In: Uninhabited military vehicles (UMVs): human factors issues in augmenting the force. Chapter 6. NATO-RTO-TR-HFM-078. Neully-sur-Seine: NATO-RTO. An excerpt written by M. Goodrich from this chapter.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodrich, MA; Cummings, ML

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Start / End Page

  • 2405 - 2423

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9789048197064

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-90-481-9707-1_23

Citation Source

  • Scopus