Development of a Concept of Operations for a Counter-Swarm Scenario

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This paper describes a Concept of Operations (ConOps) for a counterswarmscenario in which the defender side uses a swarm of drones to defenda target against an attacking drone swarm. A ConOps is a high-level conceptualdescription of how the elements of a system and entities in its environment interact in order to achieve their stated goals. It has shown to be a useful and integrative element in designing complex technical systems. The ConOps for a counter-swarm scenario presented in this paper will provide answers, among others, to the following questions: how the two drone swarms are deployed, how a scenario is introduced to the simulation system, and how its progress is monitored and supervised. A preliminary version of the ConOps for a counter-swarm scenario was drafted through by using a counter-swarm simulator and conducting discussions and interviews with military experts of the Finnish Defence Forces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCII 2022: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-06086-1
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event19th International Conference, EPCE 2022: Held as Part of the 24th HCI International Conference, HCII 2022 - Virtual
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference19th International Conference, EPCE 2022
Abbreviated titleEPCE 2022


  • robotic swarm
  • counter-swarming
  • concept of operations


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