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dc.contributor.advisorMacKenzie, Cameron
dc.contributor.advisorCook, Glenn
dc.contributor.authorEverly, Randall E.
dc.contributor.authorLimmer, David C.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:21Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41375
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this research is to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis of selected aerial platforms and suitable communication payloads for use as communication relays in support of distributed military operations. Aerial platforms, for the purpose of this study, include UAVs, towers and aerostats. A multi-objective analysis is utilized to compare dissimilar attributes together among the alternatives. Cost data for each system considered is presented. To analyze the cost-effectiveness of alternatives for different mission sets, three hypothetical scenarios are used including disaster relief, long-range relay, and the tactical user. This research identifies the most cost-effective aerial platforms and communication payloads for each scenario based on the authors' preferences. Future decision makers can utilize this study as a decision tool to match their own preferences.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/costeffectivenes1094541375
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.titleCost-effectiveness analysis of aerial platforms and suitable communication payloadsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGibson, John
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Systems IS)
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Aerial Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorUAVen_US
dc.subject.authorUnmanned Aerial Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorUASen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunicationen_US
dc.subject.authorpayloaden_US
dc.subject.authorcost-effectivenessen_US
dc.subject.authorcost-benefit analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorCBAen_US
dc.subject.authorbusiness caseen_US
dc.subject.authortoweren_US
dc.subject.authoraerostaten_US
dc.subject.authorairshipen_US
dc.subject.authorsatelliteen_US
dc.subject.authorrelayen_US
dc.subject.authorbeyond line of sighten_US
dc.subject.authorover the horizonen_US
dc.subject.authorUHFen_US
dc.subject.authorVHFen_US
dc.subject.authordataen_US
dc.subject.authorvoiceen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navy;Lieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Systemen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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