Navy Conducts Initial Human Studies of Tactical Battle Manager Technology

Navy Conducts Initial Human Studies of Tactical Battle Manager Technology
March 27, 2017 | Source: Naval Technology, navaltechnology.com, 27 February 2017, Lopamudra Roy

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence (NCARAI) has conducted initial human studies of the tactical battle manager (TBM) technology.

NRL’s TBM is a software system that deploys intelligent agents to guide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that each serve as a ‘wingman’ in manned / unmanned teams, in simulated beyond-visual-range (BVR) air combat missions.

The TBM offers cross-platform coordination of both manned and unmanned air combat teams in order to function in highly contested environments, as well as enables human operators to manage the UAVs on a team by coordinating their objectives or goals.

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