HMI for Distributed Decision-Making

The project will study distributed decision-making for advanced decision support for tactical air unit cooperation in future aircraft platforms with focus on:

  • Human-machine interaction (HMI): How should distributed decision support be interacted with and displayed? What information will be distributed over platforms and how should that be displayed and controlled? Sharing of displayed information?

          Gripen team

 

         Copyright Saab AB. Photo: Stefan Kalm.

  • Tactical support with situation analysis: How should threats be analyzed, based on parameters such as proximity, kinematics, identity and ability to act? Based on situation analysis, suggest ownship and group actions regarding maneuvering and the use of sensors. How should information de distributed within a tactical air unit to optimize situation analysis?

          Tactical support system

          Copyright Tina Erlandsson.

Organization

The project is coordinated by Saab Aeronautics, Linköping, Sweden. At the University in Skövde the project is associated to the Skövde Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL) at the School of Informatics (IIT).

People at Saab:

  • Jens Alfredson (PhD, project leader)
  • Per-Johan Nordlund (PhD)
  • Ulrika Ohlander (Industrial PhD student)

People at SAIL:

Publications

Ohlander, U., Alfredson, J., Riveiro, M., and Falkman, G. (2017). User Participation in the Design of Cockpit Interfaces. In Advances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability & Special Populations, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 486, pp 51–58. Springer International Publishing.

Erlandsson, T. (2016). Coordinated Target Assignment and Route Planning for Air Team Mission Route Planning. In Proceedings of the 29th International FLAIRS Conference, Hilton Key Largo Resort, Key Largo, Florida, USA, May 16–18, 2016.

Erlandsson, T. (2016). Distributed and collaborative sensing for providing situation and option awareness. In Proceedings of the 29th International FLAIRS Conference, Hilton Key Largo Resort, Key Largo, Florida, USA, May 16–18, 2016.

Ohlander, U. (2016). Towards enhanced tactical support systems. Licentiate Thesis, University of Skövde.

Ohlander, U., Alfredson, J., Riveiro, M., and Falkman, G. (2016). A Teamwork Model For Fighter Pilots. In Harris, D. (Ed.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9736, pp 221–230. Springer International Publishing.

Ohlander, U., Alfredson, J., Riveiro, M., and Falkman, G. (2016). Elements of Team Effectiveness: A Qualitative Study with Pilots. In Proceedings of the IEEE 6th International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2016), 21–27 March 2016, San Diego, USA, pp 14–20. IEEE Computer Society.

Erlandsson T. and Niklasson L. (2015). An Air-to-Ground Combat Survivability Model. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology 12(3): 273–287.

Erlandsson T. (2015). Comparing Multi-Objective Approaches for Air Route Planning in Hostile Environments. In CD-ROM Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence, pp 60–71.

Helldin, T. and Erlandsson T. (2015). Supporting Fighter Pilot Decision Making through Team Option Awareness. In Harris, D. (Ed.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9174, pp 345–355. Springer International Publishing.

Kolbeinsson, A., Falkman, G., and Lindblom, J. (2015). Showing uncertainty in aircraft cockpits using icons. Procedia Manufacturing 3: 2351–9789. Springer.

Ohlander, U., Alfredson, J., Riveiro, M., and Falkman, G. (2015). Understanding Team Effectiveness in a Tactical Air Unit. In Harris, D. (Ed.) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 9174, pp 472–479. Springer International Publishing.

Helldin, T. (2014). Transparency for Future Semi-Automated Systems: Effects of transparency on operator performance, workload and trust. PhD Thesis, Örebro University.

Helldin, T., Ohlander, U., Riveiro, M., and Falkman, G. (2014). Transparency of Automated Combat Classification. In Harris, D. (Ed.): Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Applications and Services, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8532, pp 22–33. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Funding

The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) is funding the project with 7.3 million SEK over 4 years within the National Avionics Research Program (research grant NFFP6-2013-01201). Saab Aeronautics provides an equal amount and the University of Skövde provides another 1 million SEK, with a total funding of 15.5 million SEK during 2013–2017.

 

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 Tove Helldin
tove.helldin@his.se

PhD Per-Johan Nordlund
Saab Aeronautics
Per-Johan.Nordlund@saabgroup.com

PhD student Ulrika Ohlander
Saab Aeronautics
Ulrika.Ohlander@saabgroup.com

Associate Prof. Maria Riveiro
maria.riveiro@his.se