Accession Number : AD1045898


Title :   Feasibility Analysis of UAV Technology to Improve Tactical Surveillance in South Korea's Rear Area Operations


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Kim,Sangbum


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1045898.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : This thesis examines the feasibility of introducing battalion-level unmanned aerial vehicles as a countermeasure to solve the problems in the Korean rear area operations caused by the Republic of Koreas military structure reform. This feasibility analysis allows the Republic of Korea to determine the optimum required operational capability of the unmanned aerial vehicles to support Korean rear area operations. We use Map Aware Non-Uniform Automata, an agent-based simulation software platform for computational experiments. The study models a scenario involving North Koreas provocation against a terminal high-altitude area defense battery and measures the units ability to detect infiltrators. The deployment of Remoeye-002Bs to rear area forces results in significant improvements on rear area operations. However, its capabilities are insufficient to support Korean rear area operations. Through further experimentations and analyses, we were able to find the optimum characteristics of an improved unmanned aerial vehicle that can cost-effectively achieve the units operational goals.


Descriptors :   FEASIBILITY STUDIES , unmanned aerial vehicles , military operations , military planning , surveillance , north korea , south korea , military forces (foreign) , AGENTBASED SIMULATIONS , models , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , cost analysis , countermeasures , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , military tactics , computer programs , scenarios , AREA DEFENSE , Measures of Effectiveness , special operations forces


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Military Intelligence
      Computer Programming and Software
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE