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dc.contributor.advisorBuettner, Raymond
dc.contributor.advisorAlt, Jon
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Michael D.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:06:05Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:06:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45944
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractService members are often vulnerable conducting entry control point operations in support of force or critical infrastructure protection. Historical evidence and tests from emerging technology suggest that solid-state high power radio frequency directed energy systems emit enough power to disrupt vehicle electronic systems without costly collateral damage to people or property. This thesis builds on previous research toward adding non-lethal tools, in the form of directed energy systems, for service members to utilize as part of entry control points. A combination of literature review, limited modelling, and field experimentation is used to explore whether directed energy is a viable, non-lethal tool for USMC entry control points. After detailed descriptions of force protection, directed energy, and a thorough system of systems analysis of the contemporary operating environment, this thesis offers an example of an entry control point augmented with a high-power radio frequency array. Further, this research recommends exploration of additional uses for this type of directed energy including counter-piracy and electronic ambush operations that utilize ground, air, and sea-based platforms.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/solidstatehighpo1094545944
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.titleSolid-state high power radio frequency directed energy systems in support of USMC force protection operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Sciences (IS)
dc.subject.authorhigh power radio frequencyen_US
dc.subject.authorsuicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive deviceen_US
dc.subject.authordirected energyen_US
dc.subject.authorforce protectionen_US
dc.subject.authorentry control pointen_US
dc.subject.authorvehicle control pointen_US
dc.subject.authorsolid stateen_US
dc.subject.authorsystem of systems analysisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Warfare Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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