Accession Number : ADA524154


Title :   An Integrated Command and Control Architecture Concept for Unmanned Systems in the Year 2030


Descriptive Note : Integrated project


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Quincy, Keith B ; Johnson, Jamarr J ; Moran, Michael G ; Nilsson, Drew J ; Thompson, Bradley G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524154.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 407


Abstract : U.S. Forces require an integrated Command and Control Architecture that enables operations of a dynamic mix of manned and unmanned systems. The level of autonomous behavior correlates to: 1) the amount of trust with the reporting vehicles, and 2) the multi-spectral perspective of the observations. The intent to illuminate the architectural issues for force protection in 2030 was based on a multi-phased analytical model of High Value Unit (HVU) defense. The results showed that autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles are required to defeat high-speed incoming missiles. To evaluate the level of autonomous behavior required for an integrated combat architecture, geometric distributions were modeled to determine force positioning, based on a scenario driven Detect-to-Engage timeline. Discrete event simulation was used to schedule operations, and a datalink budget assessment of communications to determine the critical failure paths in the integrated combat architecture. The command and control principles used in the integrated combat architecture were based on Boyd's OODA (Obseve, Orient, Decide, and Act) Loop. A conservative fleet size estimate, given the uncertainties of the coverage overlap and radar detection range, a fleet size of 35 should be anticipated given an UAV detection range of 20km and radar coverage overlap of 4 seconds.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , *DRONES , *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , ESTIMATES , SELF OPERATION , CRITICAL PATH METHODS , BUDGETS , ARCHITECTURE , DATA LINKS , AREA COVERAGE , MULTISPECTRAL , RADAR , FAILURE , POSITION(LOCATION) , BEHAVIOR


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE