Mission Planning and Battle Management

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Mission Planning and Battle Management

Course Description

This comprehensive course covers analysis, design, testing, and strategic deployment of mission planning and battle management systems. Learners will master principles and methodologies for mission planning and battle management of autonomous unmanned systems. Participants will also learn to develop and deploy advanced systems that successfully plan and manage unmanned platform missions in critical situations. Learners will gain essential knowledge for understanding all aspects of mission planning and battle management for autonomous unmanned systems. 

Course Content


       • Perform front end analysis to support system development and effective deployment and use 

  • Use analysis products to design and test UAS planning and operational control systems, to include required system levels of automation, user interfaces, and system of systems interactions in mission-critical situations 


  • Use analysis products to effectively plan and manage missions, utilizing advanced systems to ensure successful operation of unmanned platforms in various scenarios 


  • Principles and methodologies used in mission planning and the deployment of battle management systems for autonomous unmanned system 

Requirements & Materials
Important Information

This course requires completion of an access eligibility form. Please make sure you read the Course Restrictions section below before registering for this course. 


Recommended: Recommended prior experience or education in fundamentals of systems engineering processes and events.



Required: Laptop.

Provided: Course slides and handouts.

Course Restrictions

This course is restricted to US citizens who are industrial and/or government employees and complete the Access Eligibility Form. Eligibility questions should be directed to 404-407-6661. Attendees must fax the Access Eligibility Form to 404-407-8691 or RShelp@gtri.gatech.edu

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, technicians, researchers, and professionals in the defense, aerospace, and logistics industries looking to enhance their understanding of autonomous unmanned systems. 

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What You Will Learn

  • The history and introduction to mission planning and battle management 
  • Key front-end analyses and their impact on system effectiveness 
  • Practice in writing and updating effective requirements and verification documentation 
  • MPE environments, systems, and constraints on UAS mission planning 
  • Interactions with manned platforms and users across air, surface, subsurface 
  • Critical task analyses to determine roles and levels of required automation 
  • Effective human user interfaces for both UAS mission planning and UAS employment 
  • Effective and redundant data links and management systems design 
  • Airworthiness approval and developmental and operational test (DT/OT) for MPE and UAS interfaces planning 
  • Operational use of systems, including system support and modernization planning 
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How You Will Benefit

  • Understand how mission planning is critical to effective UAS employment across a variety of example missions (e.g., remote sensing/targeting, AAR, AEA, U-CASEVAC). 
  • Know and apply proven analysis, specification, design, and verification processes to UAS and UAS mission planning systems 
  • Learn the value of up-front system analysis before beginning the design process 
  • Gain an understanding of MPE and operational constraints on UAS designs 
  • Become familiar with flowing UAS system analyses products into verifiable requirements which then support airworthiness and system verification events  
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

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