Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration (UTACC) Quick-Win Robot Analysis
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA MONTEREY United States
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In order to continue the Unmanned Tactical Autonomous Control and Collaboration UTACC program, an accurate understanding of the current unmanned vehicles UxVs available on the commercial market is required. This thesis used site visits, conference attendance, trade shows, and online databases to evaluate and rank both unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs and unmanned ground vehicles UGVs. This thesis identified 10 out of 46 UAVs and five UGVs that could be quick-wins for the Marine Corps if adopted. These identified platforms received the highest scores based on five measures of effectiveness MOEs technology readiness level TRL, mission capability, interdependence, modularity, and security. This thesis also addressed the need to evaluate systems based on their level of interdependence instead of level of autonomy, acknowledging the importance of human-machine teaming.
- Pilotless Aircraft
- Navigation and Guidance
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics