Analysis of Unattended Ground Sensors in Theater Missile Defense Attack Operations.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Unattended ground sensors have a tremendous potential for improving Tactical Ballistic Missile Attack Operations. To date, however, this potential has gone unrealized primarily due to a lack of confidence in the systems and a lack of tactical doctrine for their employment. This thesis provides analyses to demonstrate the effective use of sensor technology and provides recommendations as to how they may best be employed. The probabilistic decision model reports the optimal size array for each of the candidate array locations. It also provides an optimal policy for determining the likelihood that the target is a Time Critical Target based on the number of sensors in agreement as to its identity. This policy may vary with each candidate array. Additionally, recommendations are made on the placement of the arrays within the theater of operations and their optimal configuration to maximize information gained while minimizing the likelihood of compromise. Specifics include, inter-sensor spacing, placement patterns, array locations, and off-road distance.
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding