Mission Support for Drones: a Policy Based Approach

Abstract We examine the impact of increasing autonomy on the use of airborne drones in joint operations by collaborative parties. As the degree of automation employed increases towards the level implied by the term 'autonomous', it becomes apparent that existing control mechanisms are insufficiently flexible. Using an architecture introduced by Bertino et al. in [1] and Verma et al. in [2], we consider the use of dynamic policy modification as a means to adjust to rapidly evolving scenarios. We show mechanisms which allow this approach to improve the effectiveness of operations without compromise to security or safety.
  • Alan Cullen (BAE)
  • Bill Williams (BAE)
  • Elisa Bertino (Purdue)
  • Saritha Arunkumar (IBM UK)
  • Erisa Karafili (Imperial)
  • Emil Lupu (Imperial)
Date Sep-2017
Venue 1st Annual Fall Meeting of the DAIS ITA, 2017