Intelligent Combat Maneuvers for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles 2009-01-3098
This paper presents the design of an intelligent combat maneuvering system capable of aiding operators of unmanned vehicles in critical situations to defend themselves from attack and destruction from either manned or unmanned air threats. The system consists of an intelligent associate system which monitors environmental constraints and interacts with the operator to maintain situational awareness. The architecture uses pre-computed maneuvers based upon the dynamics of the vehicle. The goal of the system design is to provide on-board reactive behaviors and variable levels of autonomy that allow the operator and the vehicle to collaborate in the execution of aggressive combat maneuvers.