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Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792


Smart, swift, subtle: The implications of incipient advancements in behavioral analytics/forecasting upon specialized aerospace engineering

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

October 05-07, 2015 San Francisco, USA

Gregory Maus

Maus Strategic Consulting, USA

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Aeronaut Aerospace Eng

Abstract :

Recent demonstrations in military, academic, and private sector research are suggesting the strong potential for technologies in social intelligence gathering and forecasting, as well as new forms of covert social, political, and economic influence/ disruption. Though the specifics may vary depending upon how these technologies are regulated and the precedents established for their inter-state use, they are likely to create new demands in aerospace design. The most immediate impact would seem likely to be in a wider application of drones for targeted social data collection (where open source data proves insufficient) and/ or influence. Not only is this likely to further fuel demand for subtlety in drone operation, but it may create new sorts of design requirements. For example, in the event of opposed drone objectives (such as in interstate conflict), it may be useful to disrupt/ disable hostile drones without alerting nearby populations of the conflict (a task complicated by the fact that most social activity which would be the subject of observation takes place in urban areas.) Developments such as this are considered in the lights of various scenarios differing in terms of how the relevant technologies advance and are implemented.

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