4 Steps to Conquering the UAV Human Machine Interface (4 Steps to Conquerin)
|Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2010||End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2010|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: Nov 01, 2010|
What future UAV designs will need to look like and what they will be capable of, including larger unmanned (Boeing 737) operations
Exclusive â€˜out of the boxâ€™ design considerations from a UAV pilot and expert in Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)
What key issues of UAV regulation and licensing regulating agencies should address (i.e., Commercial Pilotâ€™s License)
As well as:
What's in a name - and what are industry leaders talking about Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) instead of UAVS?
What will happen in the post-Afghanistan climate when unmanned systems take on other missions?
The pace of change within the field of Unmanned Aerial Systems is simply staggering. From relative obscurity in the 1990â€™s, there are now over 260 UAV variants flying or in development from over 50 countries. Whole new classes of aircraft have emerged: SUAS, TUAS, MALE, HALE, LEMV and UCAS, and capabilities stretch to 7 days airborne, 70,000+ feet and 3,000+ lbs of weapons. Global investment is estimated at US $6 Billion this year, rising to US $55 Billion by 2020.
But these statistics, whilst impressive, do not reveal the true marvel on our doorstep: that is the pace of technological change feeding these aeronautical systems. Proponents of Mooreâ€™s Law (of Integrated Circuits) suggest a doubling of computer capabilities every 18 months to 2 years: this is a logarithmic increase in what systems should be able to perform.
This paradigm shift will occur within â€˜present to near-futureâ€™ timescales and we need to be actively planning to take advantage of these leaps in capability.
According to Keven Gambold, Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force (RAF), â€œComputers will have the same processing power as the human brain by 2020. That is a fact, not science fiction. To my mind, we are not prepared for what is coming."