Accession Number:

ADA540926

Title:

Roving UAV IED Interdiction System

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2011-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

295.0

Abstract:

In support of the Naval Postgraduate Schools Systems Engineering Capstone, a project team was formed from Cohort 311-093A to perform an analysis on the possibility of utilizing Unmanned Air Vehicles UAVs in campaign against improvised explosive devices IEDs. The goal of the project was to determine if a weapon system is feasible to increase capabilities to the warfighter in the fight against the IED threat. The project scope was limited to the UAV classes with local squadbattalion control to provide an organic increase in capabilities specifically Tier I man-portable and Tier II tactical families of UAVs. Modeling and simulation, warhead analysis, and a cost analysis were used to score the proposed alternatives on specific Key Performance Parameters. This information was analyzed and a recommendation was made to only arm the Tier II UAV using a small missile.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE