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dc.contributor.advisorLucas, Thomas W.
dc.contributor.advisorGottfried, Russell
dc.contributor.authorRaffetto, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:31:27Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2004-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1357
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis study analyzes the impact various capabilities have on intelligence gathering missions for a Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) commander's 2015 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) is developing requirements for an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) UAV that supports rapid planning and decision making for multiple concurrent operations, and facilitates maneuver and precision engagement. Additionally, acquisition of a 2008 Pioneer replacement is underway at Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM). The importance of various capabilities for this replacement UAV presently lacks quantitative analysis. Through modeling, agent-based simulation, and data mining, this study explores the validity of current requirements and provides insights into the importance of various UAV characteristics, such as airspeed, endurance, sweep width, and sensor capability. The results have design consequences for MCWL's Fleet Battle Experiment Sea Viking 20XX, its largest annual experiment, and provide key parameters for physics-based simulations such as COMBAT XXI. The advantages of tactical routing, a seven hour (or greater) on station time, a minimum 4,500 meter sweep width, and a probability of classification of at least 0.4 are verified for the Sea Viking scenario. This analysis indicates that a UAV in this scenario does not need to travel in excess of 200 knots.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unmannederialveh109451357
dc.format.extentxxiv, 74 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraften_US
dc.titleUnmanned aerial vehicle contributions to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions for expeditionary operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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