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dc.contributor.advisorChung, Timothy H.
dc.contributor.authorWanier, Blake M.
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:11:02Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:11:02Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44027
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe ability to utilize large numbers of unmanned systems as search agents allows the implementation of different search strategies that are not currently explored utilizing today’s search decision support and analysis tools. This thesis develops a framework in MATLAB that allows the investigation of search strategies that utilize large numbers, or a swarm, of search agents. By implementing a modular design, multiple aspects of the search, such as tactics, searcher characteristics, and target characteristics, can easily be varied and analyzed. Utilizing JMP to perform statistical analysis, future design requirements can be refined in order to advise decision makers on possible alternatives and trade spaces for optimizing swarm search performance. Numerical studies demonstrate the ability to leverage the developed simulation and analysis framework to investigate three canonical swarm search models as benchmarks for future exploration of more sophisticated swarm search scenarios.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/amodularsimulati1094544027
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleA modular simulation framework for assessing swarm search modelsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderEagle, James
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorSwarm Searchen_US
dc.subject.authorSearch Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorModeling Frameworken_US
dc.subject.authorJMPen_US
dc.subject.authorMATLABen_US
dc.subject.authorAnalysis Toolen_US
dc.subject.authorModularen_US
dc.subject.authorUAVen_US
dc.subject.authorUXSen_US
dc.subject.authorASWen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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