Title: The WITAS Integrated Software System Architecture
Authors: Patrick Doherty
Series: Linkping Electronic Articles in Computer and Information Science
ISSN 1401-9841
Issue: Vol. 4 (1999), No. 017
URL: http://www.ep.liu.se/ea/cis/1999/017/

Abstract: This status report provides an overview of the current state (as of April 1999) of the WITAS Integrated Software System (WISS) used in the WITAS UAV project at Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden. The WISS provides a software infrastructure used in the design and evaluation of Command and Control software for UAVs. It contains a Modular Simulation Platform (MSP) and an Intelligent Vehicle Control Architecture (IVCA). The IVCA contains an experimental command and control software architecture (CCSA) developed for experimentation with hybrid deliberative/reactive systems. The IVCA also contains an actuator and sensory platform (ASP) which includes an experimental active vision system. The IVCA currently operates in a simulated operational environment containing road traffic networks embedded in varying geographic terrains. Mission goals are completed in scenarios, containing the UAV and other dynamic objects such as ground vehicles, in the operational environment. The report describes the design and evaluation framework currently used in the project in addition to the components of the MSP and the IVCA. A short history of the development of the WITAS software systems during 1997-98 and leading up to their current status (April 1999), is provided in terms of WITAS project milestones with an emphasis on integrative aspects of the project. Basic research results not part of the integrated software systems are reported elsewhere. A discussion concerning future development of the WITAS software systems concludes the report.

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1999-12-22
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