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A Systems Design Approach to Define the Requirements and Concept of Operations for Offensive and Defensive Seabed Warfare

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Authors
Beery, Paul
Paulo, Eugene
Mierzwa, Cheryl
Williams, Rick
Carr, Christopher
Suursoo, Melissa
Franco, Jahdiel
Shattuck, Lewis
Subjects
seabed warfare
undersea infrastructure defense
model-based systems engineering
simulation analysis
systems architecture
Advisors
Date of Issue
2018-04
Date
Presented April 10-12, 2018
Period of Performance: 10/01/2017-10/13/2018
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Project Summary: This research defines and analyzes a concept of operations for seabed warfare. The research develops a broad definition of seabed warfare as a distinct warfare area via development of a systems architecture. Particular focus is given to the sensing, charging, and weapon characteristics relevant to seabed warfare. The research presents an initial set of system requirements for the employment of a “kill box” concept for seabed warfare as well as a definition of system functional and relevant physical components. The research develops an operational simulation in Matlab, directly linked to both the functional and physical system architecture products, that analyzes the performance parameters that have the largest impact on operational effectiveness. In particular, the research examines the operational impact of candidate unmanned undersea vehicles as enablers to the seabed warfare concept. That analysis is fed back into the system architecture to develop recommended system configurations and inform initial system requirements.
Type
Report
Description
NPS NRP Executive Summary
Department
Systems Engineering (SE)
Other Units
Naval Research Program
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-18-N304-A
Sponsors
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Keyport
Funder
NPS-18-N304-A
Format
Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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