Military airspace is increasingly crowded with traditional aircraft competing with new loitering munitions and UAVs. Managing the airspace is therefore more challenging, requiring closer coordination among all the stakeholders. In this paper, we describe the motivation and design of a knowledge-based system that attempts to automate aspects of airspace management, including the detection and resolution of airspace conflicts. We then describe a formative evaluation of the system as compared to human performance of the same task, the evaluation setup, results, and analysis.


Taylor, G., Stensrud, B., Eitelman, S., Durham, C., Harger, E. (2007) “Toward Automating Airspace Management.” Computational Intelligence in Security and Defense Applications. Honolulu, Hawaii. IEEE.

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