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dc.contributor.authorHolmes, Matt
dc.contributor.authorHuynh, Tom
dc.contributor.authorKline, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorWinslow, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-11T17:31:16Z
dc.date.available2014-06-11T17:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2004-09-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42182
dc.description.abstractTo gain maritime dominance in the littorals in the 2020 timeframe, the US Navy must have capabilities to assure access to the littorals and to enable Sea Basing and Sea Strike. These capabilities necessitate innovative and radical concepts for systems, tactics, support, and force structures. Focusing on only system-of systems (SoS) concepts, we consider a system of only manned platforms, a system of primarily unmanned platforms, and a balanced hybrid system of manned and unmanned platforms. Based on a cost, risk-to-personnel, performance, and sensitivity analysis, using a Shallow Water Acoustics Toolset (Excel/SWAT), the Autonomous Littoral Warfare Systems Evaluator Discrete Event Simulation (ALWSE), and a Force/Theater Extend Model, we select a balanced hybrid system of manned and unmanned platforms that uses distributed communications network architecture and a decentralized command and control structure. Our work demonstrates that unmanned platforms, while cost effective and capable of reducing risk to personnel, complement but cannot replace manned platforms. Manned platforms will still be required for command and control, crucial operational decision making, and logistics support to unmanned vehicles. Finally, we suggest further research to provide additional insight into the solution to the problem of maritime dominance in the littorals.en_US
dc.format.extent40 p.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.subject.lcshNaval Surface Warfareen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommanden_US
dc.subject.lcshControl and Communications Systemsen_US
dc.titleConceptual System of Systems Enabling Maritime Dominance in the Littoralsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorCommand and control systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorhybrid systemsen_US
dc.subject.authornaval warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorlittoral zonesen_US
dc.subject.authornetwork architectureen_US
dc.subject.authoralgorithmsen_US
dc.subject.authorcomputerized simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorscenariosen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authordistributed data processingen_US
dc.subject.authorshallow wateren_US
dc.subject.authorplatformsen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunications networksen_US
dc.subject.authorcost modelsen_US
dc.subject.authorunmanneden_US
dc.subject.authormanneden_US
dc.subject.authorcost benefit analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorrisk analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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