Accession Number:

ADA422295

Title:

CROSSBOW. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Project rept. Dec 2000-Dec 2001

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2001-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

Distributing naval combat power into many small ships and unmanned air vehicles that capitalize on emerging technology offers a transformational way to think about naval combat in the littorals in the 2020 timeframe Project CROSSBOW is an engineered system of systems that proposes to use such distributed forces to provide forward presence, to gain and maintain access, to provide sea control, and to project combat power in the littoral regions of the world, Project CROSSBOW is the result of a yearlong, campus-wide, integrated research systems engineering effort involving 40 student researchers and 15 supervising faculty members This report Volume I summarizes the CROSSBOW project It catalogs the major features of each of the components, and includes by reference a separate volume for each of the major systems ships, aircraft, and logistics, It also presents the results of the mission and campaign analyses that informed the trade-offs between these components It describes certain functions of CROSSBOW in detail through specialized supporting studies, The student work presented here is technologically feasible, integrated, and imaginative This student project cannot by itself provide definitive designs or analyses covering such a broad topic, It does strongly suggest that the underlying concepts have merit and deserve further serious study by the Navy as it transforms itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Naval Surface Warfare
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE