Information Fusion for Decision Support and Human System Interaction in Future Platforms

The project will study how information fusion, i.e. synergetic integration of available data and information, can be used to offer advanced decision support for tactical air unit cooperation in future aircraft platforms.

The project will address two main issues:

  • Human System Interaction: Which decisions that are important in chosen scenarios. How these decisions are made in coordination between various cognitive agents in a tactical air unit, i.e. pilots and decision support systems. What information that will be distributed between them and how that should be displayed and controlled.
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  • Tactical support with situation analysis: Analysis of threats based on parameters such as proximity, kinematics, identity and ability to act. What will my opponent do next? Given results from the situation analysis suggest ownship and group actions regarding maneuvering and the use of counter measures and weapons. The suggestion shall regard own unit’s ability and intention. What should I do next?

Future plattforms

Organization

The project is coordinated by Saab Aeronautics, Linköping, Sweden.

At the University in Skövde, the project is associated to the Information Fusion Research Program, with participants from the Skövde Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the Informatics Research Centre (IRC).

People at Saab:

  • Jens Alfredson (PhD, project leader)
  • Tina Erlandsson (Industrial PhD student)

People at SAIL:

Publications

2014

Riveiro, M., Helldin, T. and Falkman, G. (2014) Influence of Meta-Information on Decision-Making: Lessons Learned From Four Case Studies. To appear in Proceedings of the IEEE 4th International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2014), March 3–6, San Antonio, USA.

2013

Dahlbom, A. and Helldin, T. (2013) Supporting Threat Evaluation through Visual Analytics. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods and Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2013), 25–28 February, 2013, San Diego, CA, USA, pp.155–162.

Erlandsson, T. and Niklasson, L. (2013) A five states survivability model for missions with ground-to-air threats. In Proceedings SPIE 8752, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VIII, 875207.

Erlandsson, T. and Niklasson, L. (2013) Threat Assessment for Missions in Hostile Territory – From the Aircraft Perspective. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9–12, 2013, pp.1856–1862.

Erlandsson, T. & Niklasson, L. (accepted for publication). An Air-to-Ground Combat Survivability Model. To appear in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology (JDMS).

Erlandsson, T. and Niklasson, L. (2013) Comparing Air Mission Routes from a Combat Survival Perspective. In Proceedings of the 26th International Florida Arti cial Intelligence Society Conference (FLAIRS 2013), May 22–24, 2013, St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA, pp. 58–63.

Helldin, T., Falkman, G., Riveiro, M., Dahlbom, A. and Lebram, M. (2013) Transparency of Military Threat Evaluation Through Visualizing Uncertainty and System Rationale. In Harris, D. (Ed.): Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8020, pp. 263–272. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

2012

Erlandsson, T. and Niklasson, L. (2012) Calculating Uncertainties in Situation Analysis for Fighter Aircraft Combat Survivability. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2012), pp. 196–203. IEEE.

Helldin, T. (2012) Human-Centred Automation – With Application to the Fighter Aircraft Domain. Licentiate thesis. Studies from the school of science and technology at Örebro University, 24. Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

Helldin, T. and Erlandsson, T. (2012) Automation Guidelines for Introducing Survivability Analysis in Future Fighter Aircraft. In Proceedings of the 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) 2012, 23–28 September, 2012, Brisbane, Australia.

Helldin, T. and Falkman, G. (2012) Human-Centered Automation for improving Situation Awareness in the Fighter Aircraft Domain. In Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2012), 6–8 March 2012, New Orleans, LA, USA, pp. 191–197. IEEE.

2011

Alfredson, J., Holmberg, J., Andersson, R. and Wikforss, M. (2011) Applied Cognitive Ergonomics Design Principles for Fighter Aircraft. In Harris, D. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (EPCE 2011). LNAI 6781, pp. 473–483. Springer-Verlag.

Erlandsson, T. (2011) Situation Analysis for Fighter Aircraft Combat Survivability. Licentiate thesis. Studies from the school of science and technology at Örebro university, 23. Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

Erlandsson, T. and Helldin, T. (2011) Decision support system in the fighter aircraft domain: the first steps. IKI Technical Reports: HS-IKI-TR-11-001, University of Skövde. URL: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:his:diva-4890.

Erlandsson, T. and Niklasson, L. (2011) Uncertainty Measures for Sensor Management in a Survivability Application. In Heiß, H.-U., Pepper, P., Schlingloff, H., and Schneider, J. (Eds.) Informatik 2011. LNI P-192. Köllen Druck+Verlag.

Erlandsson, T., Niklasson, L., Nordlund, P.J. and Warston, H. (2011) Modeling Fighter Aircraft Mission Survivability. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2011), pp. 1038–1045, 5–8 July 2011, Chicago, Il., USA.

Helldin, T. and Falkman, G. (2011) Human-Centred Automation and the Development of Fighter Aircraft Support Systems. In Proceedings of the Swedish Human Factors Network (HFN) Conference, Linköping, Sweden, November 24–25, 2011. www.humanfactorsnetwork.se.

Helldin, T. and Falkman, G. (2011) Human-Centred Threat Evaluation in Future Fighter Aircraft. In Heiß, H.-U., Pepper, P., Schlingloff, H., and Schneider, J. (Eds.) Informatik 2011. LNI P-192, pp. 502–513. Köllen Druck+Verlag.

Helldin, T., Falkman, G., Alfredson, J. and Holmberg, J. (2011) The Applicability of Human-Centred Automation Guidelines in the Fighter Aircraft Domain. In Proceedings of the 29th Annual European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2011): Designing Collaborative Activities, 24–26 August, 2011, Rostock, Germany, pp. 67–74. ACM.

2010

Erlandsson, T., Helldin, T., Falkman, G. and Niklasson, L. (2010) Information Fusion Supporting Team Situation Awareness for Future Fighting Aircraft. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2010), 26–29 July 2010, Edinburgh, UK.

Helldin, T., Erlandsson, T., Niklasson, L. and Falkman, G. (2010) Situational adapting system supporting team situation awareness. In Carapezza, E.M. (Ed.) Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks. Proceedings of SPIE Security+Defence 2010, 20–23 September 2010, Toulouse, France. SPIE Volume 7833. DOI 10.1117/12.866174.

2009

Erlandsson, T., Molander, S., Alfredson, J. and Nordlund, P.J. (2009) Challenges in tactical support functions for fighter aircraft. In Proceedings of the 3rd Skövde Workshop on Information Fusion Topics (SWIFT 2009), Skövde University Studies in Informatics 2009(3):39–43. University of Skövde.

Helldin, T. and Riveiro, M. (2009) Explanation methods for Bayesian networks: Review and application to a maritime scenario. In Proceedings of the 3rd Skövde Workshop on Information Fusion Topics (SWIFT 2009), Skövde University Studies in Informatics 2009(3):28–32. University of Skövde.

Funding

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) is funding the project with 8.35 million SEK over 4 years within the National Avionics Research Program (NFFP5). Saab Aeronautics provides an equal amount and the University of Skövde provides another 1 million SEK, with a total funding of 17.7 million SEK during 2009–2013.

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Contact

Projekt leaders

PhD Jens Alfredson
Saab Aeronautics
Jens.Alfredson@saabgroup.com

Associate Prof. Göran Falkman
University of Skövde
goran.falkman@his.se

Others

PhD student Tina Erlandsson
Saab Aeronautics
Tina.Erlandsson@saabgroup.com

PhD student Tove Helldin
University of Skövde
tove.helldin@his.se

Links

The Swedish National Avionics Research Program (NFFP)

Saab Aeronautics

Information Fusion Research Program

VINNOVA