Unattended ground sensors and precision engagement
Haider, Eric D.
McCormick, Gordon H.
MetadataShow full item record
Unattended ground sensors (UGS) are devices that automatically gather sensor data on a remote target, interpret the data and communicate information back to a receiver without interaction with a human operator. The objective of this thesis is to determine how unattended ground sensor technologies might support precision engagement. Comparative case analysis of the use of sensors in Vietnam, the Sinai and Iraq is used to develop principles that UGS must meet to support precision engagement. This study finds that precision engagement requires long endurance UGS to be delivered covertly to discriminate between targets, interrogate them for emissions, while disseminating a fused picture of the target. This study details roles and missions which UGS can fill as well as their costs, benefits and unintended consequences.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Agrawal, B.N. (1992);This paper investigates alternate control techniques for the attitude control of a three axis stabilized flexible communications satellite consisting of a large reflector and a solar array. The control configurations ...
Kok, Chuen Wah (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-12);The advent of particle velocity sensors as a viable addition to traditional pressure-based sensors in acoustics has fueled considerable research into the additional capabilities they might bring. Previous thesis work ...
Cheng, Chun Chieh (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09);The Brownian bridge movement model (BBMM) models target movement between two known points as a Brownian bridge. This thesis extended the BBMM to account for multiple starting and ending points and to account for intelligence ...