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dc.contributor.advisorChung, Timothy H.
dc.contributor.advisorStevens, Mark R.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Raymond L.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T23:26:33Z
dc.date.available2016-03-03T23:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48130
dc.description.abstractThis research is an exploration of the mechanical design and optimization of swarm-capable UAV launchers. Fully autonomous swarms are predicted to play a significant role in the future of war fighting, but the capability is currently limited by deficiencies in supporting technologies. Effectively launching a swarm of UAVs requires a departure from existing solutions due to the unique logistical and operational requirements specific to this use-case. This study highlights the systems engineering processes used to provide a solution that met all cost, schedule, and performance requirements for the stakeholders. The end result was the successful development and demonstration of a launching system prototype specifically developed to rapidly launch a high number of UAVs to support the swarming mission.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/mechanicaldesign1094548130
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.titleMechanical design and optimization of swarm-capable UAV launch systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorSwarmen_US
dc.subject.authorSwarmingen_US
dc.subject.authorUAV Swarmen_US
dc.subject.authorUAVen_US
dc.subject.authorUAV Launcher Designen_US
dc.subject.authorUAV Launch System Designen_US
dc.subject.authorUAV Launch and Recoveryen_US
dc.subject.authorMechanical Designen_US
dc.subject.authorItterative Designen_US
dc.subject.authorRapid Prototypingen_US
dc.subject.authorSystems Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimizationen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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