26 June 2017 Front Matter: Volume 10195
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Karlsen, Gage, Shoemaker, and Nguyen: Volume 10195

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Authors

Numbers in the index correspond to the last two digits of the seven-digit citation identifier (CID) article numbering system used in Proceedings of SPIE. The first five digits reflect the volume number. Base 36 numbering is employed for the last two digits and indicates the order of articles within the volume. Numbers start with 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 0A, 0B…0Z, followed by 10-1Z, 20-2Z, etc.

  • Ahuja, Gaurav, 0F

  • Alban, Marc C., 0I

  • Aldosari, Abdulaziz, 16

  • Al-Holou, Nizar, 10

  • Alkaabi, Saad, 16

  • Allmen, Mark, 0G

  • Austin, Max, 04

  • Bailey, Philip, 0O

  • Balas, Cristian, 10

  • Barlow, Phil, 0R

  • Barron-Gomez, Ricardo A., 12

  • Belenkii, Mikhail, 0U

  • Bondy, Michel, 0V

  • Brower, Don, 0R

  • Brown, David, 0O

  • Brown, Jason, 04

  • Bruch, Michael, 0E

  • Buerger, Stephen P., 0B

  • Camden, Rick, 02

  • Candela, Paul, 0L

  • Capodieci, Andrew, 0H

  • Chang, William Y., 0P

  • Chen, Yang, 09

  • Cheok, KaC, 0Y

  • Childers, Marshal A., 02, 0X

  • Clark, Jonathan, 04

  • Collins, Emmanuel G. Jr., 06, 07

  • de la Croix, Jean-Pierre, 0J, 0O

  • Denewiler, Thomas, 0N

  • Dhadwal, Harbans S., 0Z, 13

  • DiRuscio, Larry, 0U

  • Dornbush, Andrew, 02

  • Dotterweich, James, 05

  • Droge, Greg, 0J, 0K

  • Dunham, Cory, 0T

  • Dzieciuch, Iryna, 0C

  • Elmore, Paul, 08

  • El-Sallabi, Hassan, 16

  • Espinoza-Quesada, Eduardo S., 12

  • Fields, Mary Anne, 02

  • Garcia Carrillo, Luis Rodolfo, 11, 12

  • Garcia, Richard D., 0I

  • Geidel, Kaylee, 04

  • Giesbrecht, Jared, 0V

  • Gill, Jimmy S., 0H

  • Grayson, Emily, 08

  • Gupta, Nikhil, 06, 07

  • Halterman, Ryan, 0M

  • Harper, Mario, 06, 07

  • Hart, Abraham, 0Q

  • Hassman, Mark, 0G

  • Hebert, Martial, 03

  • Jasiobedzki, Piotr, 0V, 0W

  • Johnson, Elliot R., 0I

  • Kamthan, Shashank, 18

  • Karlsen, Robert, 10

  • Kelley, Leah, 0E

  • Kessens, Chad C., 05

  • Khosla, Deepak, 09

  • Kim, Kyungnam, 09

  • Koch, Mark W., 0B

  • Kosinski, Andrew, 0Y

  • Kozak, Kristopher C., 0I

  • Kwok, Philip, 0Z, 13

  • Lane, Gerald, 0Y

  • Lanting, Matthew, 0T

  • Lebiere, Christian, 02

  • Lee, Chulhee, 17

  • Lee, Daren, 0F

  • Lennon, Craig T., 02, 0X

  • Lim, Christopher, 0O

  • Lim, Grace, 0J

  • Marinier, Robert, 0T

  • Martin, Michael, 02

  • Meitzler, Thomas, 18

  • Mikulski, Dariusz, 10

  • Muench, Paul, 0T, 10

  • Nans, Adam, 0L

  • Nash, Jeremy, 0F

  • Ng, Ho-Kong, 0V

  • Nguyen, Hoa G., 0Q

  • Nguyen, Viet, 0O

  • Ollis, Mark D., 0H

  • Ordonez, Camilo, 06, 07

  • Pace, James, 06, 07

  • Papon, Jeremie, 0F

  • Parikh, Anup, 0B

  • Pereira, C., 0Z

  • Petry, Fred, 08

  • Pezeshkian, Narek, 0Q

  • Pomerantz, Marc, 0O

  • Quist, Michael, 0T

  • Rahmani, Amir, 0J, 0K, 0O

  • Ramos-Velasco, Luis E., 12

  • Rankin, Arturo, 0F

  • Rastegar, Jahangir, 0Z, 13

  • Reese, Shad M., 0P

  • Ricks, Jason, 0R

  • Rim, Junho, 17

  • Rudisel, Brandon, 14

  • Sandoval, Michael, 0O

  • Sapronov, Lenny, 02

  • Schaffer, Steve, 0O

  • Scrapper, Chris J., 0E, 0J, 0K, 0M

  • Sharma, Aneesh, 06

  • Singh, Daljit, 0R

  • Singh, Harpreet, 18

  • Smigal, John, 0R

  • Sofge, Don, 08

  • Sorice, Cristina, 0O

  • Spencer, Steven J., 0B

  • Straub, Jeremy, 14, 15

  • Suppé, Arne J., 03

  • Sverdrup, Lawrence, 0U

  • Taketomi, Yoshi, 0U

  • Tang, John, 0V

  • Tarakhovsky, Jane, 0Y

  • Taylor, Glenn, 0T

  • Tepsuporn, Scott, 0O

  • Theisen, Bernie, 0Y

  • Tjersland, Mark, 0N

  • Vander Hook, Joshua, 0J, 0O

  • Wang, Wenxuan, 04

  • Weller, Ed, 02

  • Wiitamaki, Alex D., 15

  • Wolf, Michael T., 0O

  • Woodward, Gail, 0O

  • Xu, Hao, 11, 12

  • Xu, Jiejun, 09

  • Xydes, Alexander, 0J, 0K, 0L

  • Yen, John, 0Q, 0R

  • Zapf, Josh, 0F

  • Zhang, Mingfeng, 0V, 0W

Conference Committee

Symposium Chair

  • Donald A. Reago Jr., U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Symposium Co-chair

  • Arthur A. Morrish, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (United States)

Conference Chairs

  • Robert E. Karlsen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

  • Douglas W. Gage, XPM Technologies (United States)

  • Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (United States)

  • Hoa G. Nguyen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (United States)

Conference Program Committee

  • Jonathan A. Bornstein, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (United States)

  • Jared Giesbrecht, Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield (Canada)

  • Frank L. Lewis, The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)

  • Larry H. Matthies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)

  • Camille S. Monnier, Charles River Analytics, Inc. (United States)

  • Paul L. Muench, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

  • Dilip G. Patel, General Dynamics Robotic Systems (United States)

  • Gary Witus, Turing Associates, Inc. (United States)

Session Chairs

  • 1. Robotics CTA

    Dilip G. Patel, General Dynamics Robotic Systems (United States)

    Jonathan A. Bornstein, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (United States)

  • 2. Mobility and Navigation

    Camille S. Monnier, Charles River Analytics, Inc. (United States)

    Paul L. Muench, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

  • 3. Perception

    Camille S. Monnier, Charles River Analytics, Inc. (United States)

    Paul L. Muench, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

  • 4. Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming I: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195

    Jamie Lukos, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)

    William D. Nothwang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (United States)

  • 5. Advanced Sensor Systems for Human-Machine Teaming II: Joint session with conferences 10194 and 10195

    Jamie Lukos, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (United States)

    William D. Nothwang, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (United States)

  • 6. ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy I

    Michael H. Bruch, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (United States)

    Ryan Halterman, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (United States)

  • 7. ONR 30 Ground Vehicle Autonomy II

    Michael Bruch, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (United States)

    Ryan Halterman, SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (United States)

  • 8. Self-organizing, Collaborative Unmanned Robotic Team: Joint session with conferences 10195 and 10205

    Raja Suresh, General Dynamics Mission Systems (United States)

  • 9. Communication Systems for Small Unmanned Vehicles

    Hoa G. Nguyen, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (United States)

    Roger Khazan, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (United States)

  • 10. HRI

    Robert Karlsen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

    Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (United States)

  • 11. Special Topics

    Robert Karlsen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States)

    Charles M. Shoemaker, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Command (United States)

Introduction

The Unmanned Systems Technology XIX Conference consisted of eight sessions and three joint sessions that spanned two and a half days and covered a variety of areas within robotics. The conference’s list of papers shows a wide breadth of applications for unmanned systems, primarily in the defense arena, with a good mix of papers from the ground, air, sea and space domains. This variety demonstrates why robotics is such an interesting and exciting area within which to work.

This year the conference began Tuesday afternoon with a session from the Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL) Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) that included papers on an experiment involving a small robot maneuvering towards and grasping an object of interest, the use of deep learning for understanding of covert behavior, gait strategies for efficient legged locomotion, and the incorporation of dynamics in self-righting. This was followed by a session on Mobility and Navigation, with papers discussing energy efficiency of skid steering robots, a comparison between neural networks of escalating complexity for the modeling of a simple legged robot, the use of fuzzy logic and possibility theory in adding a priori knowledge to UAV search algorithms, previous location recognition for an indoor UAV using computationally efficient image keypoint descriptor and detector, and control mechanism for a CubeSat. A small Perception session had two papers, one on tactical autonomy that included experiments differentiating mannequins, cardboard cutouts and humans and the other a conceptual paper on the potential for a radar system patterned after a fly’s eye. Tuesday concluded with the conference’s poster session, which included a paper on rapid wireless energy and data transfer via laser diodes, a concept for automated repair of spacecraft, a concept for navigation of a UAV without GPS using cell network signals, efficient text recognition using an angle-distance map, and fuzzy logic model for vehicle collisions and countermeasures. The poster session was well attended again this year.

Wednesday morning involved two joint sessions with Conference 10194, Micro-and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IX, consisting of work performed under the Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD) Autonomy Research Project Initiative (ARPI) and focused on Human Machine Teaming. The first session began with a keynote address that described a number of projects on human machine teaming. Subsequent papers involved an experiment involving driving with variable-reliability automation, an operator interface that provided uncertainty information to the operator, an autonomy system that interacts with the operator to gain understanding, and models and experiments on human cyber physical systems involving teleoperation. The second session consisted of papers on the conceptual use of multi-UxV planning and task loading with machine learning, decentralized planning in a UAV target search scenario, and cognitive understanding of the objects in an environment.

Wednesday afternoon consisted of two sessions concerning research from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Code 30 in Ground Vehicle Autonomy, which were organized by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific). The first session led off with an overview of ONR 30 research projects supporting the development of autonomous expeditionary capability, followed by papers on end-to-end perception processing, traversability estimation and world models, wheel placement near obstacles, and fusing vehicle sensor data with data from other sources. The second session had papers on mission planning for a team of unmanned route clearance vehicles, formation control using a virtual spring/damper mechanism, development of an operator control unit built on MOCU 4, a process for conducting unmanned vehicle experimentation, and methods to achieve reliable autonomous systems.

Thursday morning led off with a joint session with Conference 10205, Open Architecture/Open Business Model Net-Centric Systems and Defense Transformation 2017. The session was on Self-organizing, Collaborative Unmanned Robotic Team and two papers were presented, the first on the architecture for a small team of UAS with members possessing different RF capabilities and the second on an experiment involving heterogeneous surface vessels performing a harbor patrol mission. Immediately following was a session on Communication Systems for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles, which began with a paper on the development of a joint architecture for communications and radios, followed by a paper on developing a small modular secure radio and another describing issues and procedures for implementing cyber security in unmanned systems.

The conference concluded with the afternoon sessions on Thursday, the first of which involved papers on Human Robot Interactions (HRI), including research on multi-modal speech and gesture interactions, a head-worn display and eye-control mechanism, shared control with a variety of semi-autonomous assistance functions, and a method for unobtrusive guarded teleoperation. The final session of the conference was the Special Topics session that included a wide range of topics including papers on assessing the vulnerability of autonomous truck convoys, a collegiate robotics competition, an all-weather orientation sensor for munitions, a deep learning trust algorithm for unmanned convoys, a flocking UAV algorithm that is robust to communication packet dropping, and a UAV controller that learns how to adapt to a suspended load.

The conference for the first time was held in Anaheim, CA, which provided a very nice facility and location. Next year the conference will hit the twenty-year mark and will take place in Orlando, FL, where it began in 1999. We want to thank all those that helped make the conference a success this year and we hope that you enjoy these proceedings and are able to attend and participate in the conference next year.

Robert E. Karlsen

Douglas W. Gage

Charles M. Shoemaker

Hoa G. Nguyen

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"Front Matter: Volume 10195", Proc. SPIE 10195, Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, 1019501 (26 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2281256; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2281256
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