Barrier Patrol and Air Defense System: Developing and Integrating Flight Profiles
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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In order to support the Brazilian Air Defense System, principally, in the Amazon region, the Brazilian Air Force has recently acquired the R-99, Airborne Warning and Control System AWACS This aircraft and the types of missions it can support are innovative in the Brazilian Air Force, The R-99 will be used for patrolling the Brazilian borders and interception control of illicit air traffic in the Amazon region. This thesis develops a planning tool, called the Campaign Decision Aid, to optimize the utilization of the R-99 in its search and detection mission. Basic principles of Radar Theory and simple Search and Detection models are used to support the analytical evaluation and optimal selection of the R-99 patrolling flight profiles. Also, Stochastic modeling theory is used to develop measures of effectiveness to evaluate the integrated effort of detaining the illegal traffic using interceptors, which are flown from pre-determined Air Bases in the Amazon Region. Utilization of this Campaign Decision Aid will contribute to the control and integrity of Brazilian territory.
- Antiaircraft Defense Systems