Accession Number : ADA540926
Title : Roving UAV IED Interdiction System
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Bechtel, Wayne ; Hathaway, Nathaniel ; Jerdee, Trevor ; Laskey, Eric ; McConaghy, Jill ; Quade, Lisa ; Smith, Kariym ; Sparrow, Scott ; Tuey, James
Report Date : 01 Mar 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 295
Abstract : In support of the Naval Postgraduate School's Systems Engineering Capstone, a project team was formed from Cohort 311-093A to perform an analysis on the possibility of utilizing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) in campaign against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The goal of the project was to determine if a weapon system is feasible to increase capabilities to the warfighter in the fight against the IED threat. The project scope was limited to the UAV classes with local (squad/battalion) control to provide an organic increase in capabilities; specifically Tier I (man-portable) and Tier II (tactical) families of UAVs. Modeling and simulation, warhead analysis, and a cost analysis were used to score the proposed alternatives on specific Key Performance Parameters. This information was analyzed and a recommendation was made to only arm the Tier II UAV using a small missile.
Descriptors : *IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , WEAPON SYSTEMS , WARHEADS , COST ANALYSIS , SIMULATION , INTERDICTION
Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE