Accession Number : ADA559143


Title :   Next Generation Mine Countermeasures for the Very Shallow Water Zone in Support of Amphibious Operations


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 2011-Mar 2012


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Thomas ; Damiano, Jonathan ; Jhala, Shivraj ; Moore, Ryan ; Morgan, Brett ; Nguyen, Vincent ; Opheim, Thomas ; Ringwald, Timothy ; Roman, William ; Turk, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a559143.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 401


Abstract : This report describes system engineering efforts exploring next generation mine countermeasure (MCM) systems to satisfy high priority capability gaps in the Very Shallow Water (VSW) zone in support of amphibious operations. A thorough exploration of the problem space was conducted, including stakeholder analysis, MCM threat analysis, and current and future MCM capability research. Solution-neutral requirements and functions were developed for a bounded next generation system. Several alternative architecture solutions were developed that included a critical evaluation that compared performance and cost. The resulting MCM system effectively removes the man from the minefield through employment of autonomous capability, reduces operator burden with sensor data fusion and processing, and provides a real-time communication for command and control (C2) support to reduce or eliminate post mission analysis.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *MINE COUNTERMEASURES , *SHALLOW WATER , DATA FUSION , MINE WARFARE , MINEFIELDS , REAL TIME , SENSOR FUSION , TEST AND EVALUATION , THREAT EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE