Testing and Certification of Autonomous Systems and Functions


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Testing and Certification of Autonomous Systems and Functions
Testing and Certification
of Autonomous Systems
and Functions
Testing and Certification of Autonomous
Systems and Functions
Testing and Certification of Autonomous Functions and Systems
  1. Testing accounts for over 25% of total costs in the development of autonomous systems.
  2. Specify autonomous system behavior and performance in the face of unpredictability
  3. Given the complexity, different processes, facilities, and skills are necessary to effectively test and verify and validate autonomous functions and systems
Autonomous systems and functions require robust and rigorous testing given the wide variety of missions, environments, and interactions involved. Consider the autonomous system (or function), humans, the physical environment, and other systems (which may also be autonomous).

Can we ever test enough to develop trust in autonomous systems? Intuitively, autonomous systems are difficult to test. Their flexible, context-aware behavior implies unpredictability and can lead to emergent behavior. A key technology challenge for the research should thus be the verification and validation.
MTSI + AUVSI Webinar:
Verification, Validation, and Qualification of
Autonomous Safety Critical Functions
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Panel

  1. Russ Wolfe, Vice President Engineering
  2. Ron Wingfield, Airworthiness Certification Lead
  3. Allen Rabayda, Artificial Intelligence Lead
  4. Arpit Mehta, Test & Evaluation Lead
  5. Dean Barten, Senior Principal Engineer

Moderator

  1. Steve Parker, Director, Warfighter Strategy
MTSI and The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) presented a virtual roundtable to discuss emerging applications and approaches to enable the implementation of Autonomous Safety Critical Functions. The Panel addressed the broad range of challenges facing the unmanned systems industry and outline strategies for Verification, Validation and Qualification (VV&Q) including Ground Collision Avoidance, Airborne Collision Avoidance, and Obstacle Avoidance. Topic discussion areas included specifying performance, airworthiness qualification, simulation and testing.
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