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dc.contributor.advisorVaneman, Warren
dc.contributor.authorChang, Ellen M.
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates how to design in different levels of autonomy to improve the resilience of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) by applying the Function-specific Level of Autonomy Tool (FLOAAT) developed by NASA. This tool helps to define the levels of autonomy human-operators are comfortable with as well as assists designers in understanding how to design in that level of autonomy. The thesis begins by reviewing past literature about resilience in engineered systems, defining terms pertaining to autonomy, introduces the concept of adjustable autonomy, and reviews the development supervisory control levels that define adjustable autonomy. It broadens the research that NASA performed and applies the tool to UAS functions. The extension of this thesis would lead to a more unified approach to defining levels of autonomy that can be adjusted for control of autonomous systems, and the development of components of software architecture that lead to greater systems resilience through integration of the human-operator in a way that is trusted. This effort is intended to create a foundation for human-centered automation to properly accommodate human-operator trust.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDefining the levels of adjustable autonomy: a means of improving resilience in an unmanned aerial systemen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderYakimenko, Oleg
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering
dc.subject.authoradjustable autonomyen_US
dc.subject.authorlevels of autonomyen_US
dc.description.serviceCommander, United States Navy Reserveen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US

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