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dc.contributor.advisorSanchez, Susan M.
dc.contributor.authorSickinger, Lisa R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:35:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:35:52Z
dc.date.issued2006-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2657
dc.description.abstractThe attack on the USS Cole within a civilian port, and the increased threat of pirating and terrorism on the high seas, underscore the immediate need for a maritime non-lethal capability. This research uses modeling and simulation to explore the requirements and tactical use of non-lethal capabilities in a maritime force protection mission. Specifically, a multi-agent simulation emulates a tactical-level mission in which a U.S. Navy vessel returning to Naval Station, Norfolk, VA, encounters a variety of maritime surface threats. Data farming is the method used to address the research questions by applying high performance computing to the simulation model, with the intent of examining a wide range of possibilities and outcomes. The non-lethal capabilities are analyzed in their effectiveness to 1) determine intent, 2) deter inbound surface vessels, and 3) engage targets identified as hostile through the continuum of force.en_US
dc.format.extentxxii, 82 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshHarborsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshTacticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSea controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshNonlethal weaponsen_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of non-lethal capabilities in a maritime environmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSchwarz, Fred J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.identifier.oclc72849017
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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