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dc.contributor.advisorSanchez, Paul J.
dc.contributor.authorAbel, Heiko
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:35Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:35Z
dc.date.issued2009-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4655
dc.description.abstractAsymmetric threats pose increasing challenges to combatant commanders in Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations. Threats once confined to littoral waters now extend out to the green water theater. Many NATO countries operate their post Falkland war built frigates in these missions, in which lightly armed small, agile and fast craft are often encountered. This study uses freely available real-world data to build a simulation using an agent-based modeling platform called MANA. The simulation is exercised over a broad range of factor settings that are determined by an efficient experimental design. Using linear regression and partition trees, a robust analysis is performed on the resulting dataset to create statistical models. Conclusions gained through these models suggest that a swarm of small craft, armed with handheld weapons, could attack and achieve a mission kill on a typical NATO FFH operating in a SSTR mission. It further implies that the FFH's mission survival is dependent on the sophistication of installed weapons, and that a mix of advanced, automated weapons is best suited for close-in defense against multiple small seaborne attackers. Therefore, it will benefit mission survivability to improve or replace existing body-aimed weapons of frigates serving on SSTR missions.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/frigatedefenseef109454655
dc.format.extentxiv, 135 p. : col. ill. ;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.lcshAsymmetric warfareen_US
dc.titleFrigate defense effectiveness in asymmetrical green water engagementsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderKline, Jeffrey E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceGerman Navy author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc463493336
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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