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Navy requirements for controlling multiple off-board robots using the autonomous unmanned vehicle workbench

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Monroe, Dennis W.
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2007-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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The Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Workbench (AUVW) is an ongoing project at NPS that allows rehearsal, real-time control, and replay of diverse autonomous unmanned vehicle (AUVs) missions. The AUVW increases the situational awareness of operators while allowing operators to learn valuable insights in a robots performance before, during, and after a mission. This thesis examines a variety of strategic authoritative plans for autonomous vehicles to determine functional mission requirements that autonomous vehicles are expected to be performing in the near future. Excellent agreement on tactical needs and requirements was found among these diverse documents. A series of exemplar missions corresponding to specific requirements are presented as a way to explore and evaluate different tactical capabilities. These missions are then compared to the current capabilities of the AUVW by planning, running, and evaluating them in the workbench. Although the AUVW is a powerful tool it still lacks some functionality to make it tactically usable. Nevertheless, perhaps two thirds of the necessary capabilities are already supported in the workbench and further capabilities can be feasibly integrated. The result of this work is a roadmap for future work to add functionality so that the workbench can thoroughly perform user tasks in all mission areas.
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Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)
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Naval Postgraduate School
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xxiv, 121 p. : col. ills. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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