Autonomous Systems Operationalization Gaps Overcome by Modelling and Simulation

  • Jan HodickyEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9991)


Systems with some level of Autonomy Capabilities or Semi-Autonomous Systems (SAS) are already an integral part of our life. Fully Autonomous Systems (AS) without any human in the loop are more commonly seen in the civilian sphere. However the military still needs to make a gigantic step toward to implementation of AS in the battlefield. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and its techniques might help to understand us more quickly in the save environment the potential consequences of ASs deployment from the military perspective. The paper describes a selected set of gaps in the AS operationalization and potential solutions provided by the MS tools and techniques are discussed. The idea of the Augmented Autonomous System Reality is introduced and the way of synthetic environment description needed for the AS operationalization is described. In the end the importance of the Verification Validation and Accreditation process in the AS domain is discussed.


Autonomous system Modelling and simulation Perception Synthetic environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NATO Modelling and Simulation Centre of ExcellenceRomeItaly

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