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dc.contributor.advisorGehris, Rama
dc.contributor.advisorYoung, Bonnie
dc.contributor.authorChristopher Ironhill
dc.contributor.authorOtis, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorLancaster, Frederick
dc.contributor.authorPerez, Angel
dc.contributor.authorLy, Diana
dc.contributor.authorTran, Nam
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:27Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:27Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37705
dc.descriptionSYSTEMS ENGINEERING CAPSTONE PROJECT REPORTen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Department of the Navy (DoN) maintains an inventory of Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (STUAS). These systems are designed for payload modularity to support user selection of multiple mission configurations in order to meet any unique mission need. Numerous mission ready payloads have been developed for each system, and only need to be integrated in order to become part of the fielded unmanned aerial system (UAS) configuration. Unfortunately, the DoN does not have a method that maintains sufficient systems engineering (SE) discipline to rapidly integrate and field new mission configurations to the fleet in support of aggressive schedules and urgent user needs. The typical fielding time frame can range from 24 to 36 months, instead of the desired 6 to 18 months. Furthermore, without a sufficient SE approach, risk to mission success is not well understood. This paper captures all applicable requirements for fielding a new capability onto an existing UAS, and using an SE approach, outlines a process to rapidly integrate payloads DoN system. The process identified provides a comprehensive list of integration requirements; a cost, schedule, and performance trade-off analysis; technical risk associated with each tradeoff option; and recommendations on how to best support a rapid fielding timeline.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/smalltacticalunm1094537705
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.titleSmall Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS) Rapid Integration and fielding process (RAIN)en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorSystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorUAVen_US
dc.subject.authorUASen_US
dc.subject.authorrapid fieldingen_US
dc.subject.authortimeline reductionen_US
dc.subject.authormodelingen_US
dc.subject.authorsimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorcosten_US
dc.subject.authorperformanceen_US
dc.subject.authorschedule.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Science In Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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