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dc.contributor.advisorMansager, Bard K.
dc.contributor.advisorBorges, Carlos
dc.contributor.authorMiddlebrook, Edwin E.
dc.dateJune 1996
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-07T20:24:53Z
dc.date.available2013-08-07T20:24:53Z
dc.date.issued1996-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34976
dc.description.abstractAutonomous Legged Underwater Vehicles (ALUVs) are inexpensive crab- like robotic prototypes which will systematically hunt and neutralize mines en masse in the very shallow water and the surf zone (VSW/SZ). With the advent of mine proliferation and the focal shift of military power to the littorals of the world, ALUVs have the potential to fill a critical need of the United States Navy and Marine Corps mine countermeasure (MCM) forces. Duplicating the MCM portion of the Kernel Blitz 95 exercise whenever feasible, this thesis uses the Janus interactive combat wargaming simulation to model and evaluate the effectiveness of the ALUV as a MCM. Three scenarios were developed: an amphibious landing through a minefield using no clearing/breaching; an amphibious landing through a minefield using current clearing(breaching techniques; and an amphibious landing through a minefield using ALUVs as the clearing(breaching method. This thesis compares the three scenarios using landing force kills, cost analysis, combat power ashore, and percentage of mines neutralized as measures of effectiveness.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acombatsimulatio1094534976
dc.format.extent83 p. ;|c28 cm.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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA combat simulation analysis of autonomous legged underwater vehiclesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMathematics
dc.subject.authorAutonomous Legged Underwater Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorCrabsen_US
dc.subject.authorMine Countermeasureen_US
dc.subject.authorJanusen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Applied Mathematicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMathematicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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