Multi-Vehicle (m:N) Working Group

 

                                       Multi-Vehicle (m:N) Working Group

For details on the next working group meeting, scroll down to the Upcoming Events section!

In March 2021, researchers from NASA worked in collaboration with partners in industry to form the Multi-Vehicle Control (m:N) Working Group. The Working Group first convened March 25-26, 2021 and will continue to meet quarterly.

A central goal of this Working Group is to bring together a broad collective of interested stakeholders from government, industry, and academia to identify and reduce barriers to m:N operations, an operational configuration that envisions a ratio of multiple operators (m) controlling multiple vehicles (N) between them. The barriers addressed by the Working Group range from technical, regulatory, safety assurance, community acceptance, and others. Identified barriers are considered across a variety of multi-vehicle control contexts (e.g., Urban/Advanced Air Mobility, drone delivery, infrastructure inspection, disaster response and recovery, and high-altitude pseudo-satellite operations) and form the bases for future research to confront operational, technical, and regulatory gaps. The Working Group ultimately plans to work with regulators to identify existing regulations and determine what needs to be done to accommodate m:N operations in the future.


Upcoming Events

 

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Past Meetings 

 

Multi-Vehicle (m:N) Working Group Kickoff (Day 1) - Thursday, March 25, 2021 

Topic
Presenter
Presentation
Materials
Watch
Recording
Introduction
All
N/A 
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Project Welcome
Kelley Hashemi
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Workshop Goals
Andy Thurling
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Terminology
Igor Dolgov
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Broad m:N ConOps
Jay Shively
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m:N Operations as Human-Machine Teaming
Nancy Cooke
Available Here
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Deploying Real-World Collectives & m:N Pilot Proficiency Requirements
Julie Adams
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BNSF Railway RPA/UAS Program Overview
Todd Graetz
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TTCP Autonomy Strategic Challenge
Mark Draper
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Towards Routine Global, Commercial RPAS Operations
Brandon Suarez
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Operational Considerations: High Altitude Platform Systems
Bryan Morrisey
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Multi-Vehicle (m:N) Working Group Kickoff (Day 2) - Friday, March 26, 2021 

Topic Presenter
Presentation
Materials
Watch
Recording
Welcome - Day 1 Highlights
Igor Dolgov
N/A
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HAT m:N Cognitive Task Analysis
Scott Scheff
Available Here
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m:N ConOps/R&R Remote Simulation
Garrett Sadler
Available Here
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SIFT Playbook and m:N Control Overview
Phil Walker / Josh Hamell
Available Here
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The Unseen m:N Challenge
Matt Johnson
Available Here
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Zipline Overview
Ryan Oksenhorn
Available Here
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Measuring Team Coordination in Complex Sociotechnical Systems
Jamie Gorman
Available Here
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m:N WG Breakout Groups
Conrad Rorie
Available Here
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Next Steps
Jay Shively 
N/A
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