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August 28, 2023

Team publishes eighth textbook in series

Submitted by Randall K. Nichols

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A K-State team has published the eighth textbook in a series about UAS, counter-unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned undersea vehicles and space. 

Randall K. Nichols, professor of practice of unmanned aircraft systems and managing editor, and a 19-member team published "Cyber Human Systems, Space Technologies and Threats," available through New Prairie Press. 

In the book, the team addresses the technological future of the merging of cyber-human systems — robots, cyborgs, artificial intelligence/machine learning and computers — with humans and apply these innovations to space operations and defense against threats that are concomitant with their development. The team looks at artificial brains, the legality of CHS sensors, artificial intelligence/machine learning and ag and food industry; Neurostrike and ChatGPT, biological threats and growth in space, space EW, modeling, deep space warfare, logistics and dominance; hypersonic missiles, cyber threats in space, machine parts, materials technologies, and economies of scale, quantum technologies impact and finally, innovative wireless power transfer for space applications.