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dc.contributor.advisorDew, Nicholas
dc.contributor.advisorDillard, John T.
dc.contributor.authorMcMillan, Stuart I.
dc.contributor.authorMcPhee, Jason G.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:55Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:55Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44613
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) program traces its roots back to Desert Shield and Desert Storm. At that time, warfighters observed the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and recognized the potential for their ground use. Literature supporting this research focuses on UGV history, the Sigmoid Curve, associated push and pull factors, and the Department of Defense (DOD) Acquisition Strategy. DOD UGV master plans, which are used to conduct comparative analyses of programs, changes, and trends from year to year, examine the cost, schedule, and performance of all programs from 1991 to 2004. This research focuses on experienced schedule overruns, slippage, and the examination of characteristics leading to system success. This research also explains the relationship between push and pull factors and further outlines the evolution of UGV program requirements based on global conflicts and various mission types. This research clearly indicates that UGVs are created for force protection more than any other warfighting function.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.titleAn analysis of the first fifteen years of the Department of Defense framework for Unmanned Ground Systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorUnmanned ground vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorunmanned ground systemsen_US
dc.subject.authoracquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorunexploded orDNAnceen_US
dc.subject.authorimprovised explosive deviceen_US
dc.subject.authordefense advanced research projects agencyen_US
dc.subject.authorTUGVen_US
dc.subject.authorRONSen_US
dc.subject.authorMDARSen_US
dc.subject.authorRACSen_US
dc.subject.authorCRSen_US
dc.subject.authortalonen_US
dc.subject.authorpackboten_US
dc.subject.authorunmanned ground vehicle master planen_US
dc.subject.authorjoint robotics master planen_US
dc.subject.authorresearch and developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorforce protectionen_US
dc.subject.authorrobotic systems joint project officeen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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