Accession Number : AD1046916

Title :   Drone Defense System Architecture for U.S. Navy Strategic Facilities

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Arteche,David ; Chivers,Kenneth ; Howard,Bryce ; Long,Terrell ; Merriman,Walter ; Padilla,Anthony ; Pinto,Andrew ; Smith,Stenson ; Thoma,Victoria

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Small, commercially available unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are an emergent threat to Navy continental U.S. (CONUS) military facilities. There are many counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) tools focused on neutralization, and many sensors in place. A system-of-systems, defense-in-depth approach to C-UAS requires a central system to connect these new and existing systems. The central system uses data fusion and threat evaluation and weapons assignment (TEWA) to properly address threats. This report follows a systems engineering process to develop a software architecture for that central system, beginning with a requirements analysis, a functional baseline, and the resulting module allocation. A series of simulations in ExtendSim derives the performance requirements by examining the overall C-UAS scenario with currently available technology. Through a sensitivity analysis, the simulation shows that effective engagement range (combination of initial target range, detection range and neutralization range) is the dominant factor driving response time. The architecture modeled in Innoslate provides a discrete event simulation for system performance expectations.

Descriptors :   drones , naval shore facilities , unmanned aerial vehicles , data fusion , threats , systems engineering , computer programs , simulation , scenarios , decision support systems , Situational Awareness

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE