Development of system architecture to investigate the impact of integrated air and missile defense in a distributed lethality environment
Davis, Justin K.
MetadataShow full item record
The proliferation of enemy threat capabilities necessitates increased innovation and a shift in tactical paradigm. The latest strategy pursued by the U.S. Navy is the concept of distributed lethality (DL), an offensive concept that utilizes small groups of ships incorporating deception techniques and distributed weapon systems in order to gain a tactical advantage. This thesis applies a standardized systems engineering approach to investigate the impact of conducting existing integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) operations in the context of this DL concept. An analysis is conducted through the development of an integrated systems architecture and the evaluation of the defined architecture using discrete event simulation. The analysis identifies key performance drivers and operational decisions that balance conflicting requirements for IAMD and DL. The results indicate an average of 11 percent increase in the number of enemy forces killed when conducting a combined mission. This improved lethality required increased vulnerability, resulting in an average increase of half of a hit on defended assets. While the core concepts of DL and IAMD are vastly different, a combined architecture will result in efficient execution of both missions and increased effectiveness of naval forces.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
System requirements analysis and technological support for the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS): FY07 progress report M. Auguston,; Drusinsky, D.; Hutchins, R.; Michael, J.B.; Knorr, J.B.; Otani, T.; Pace, P.E.; Shing, M.; Tummala, M.; Cook, T.; Katopodis, P.; Walker, T.O.; Chen, Y.Q.; Katsis, G.; Little, D.; Patsikas, D.; Pace, Z.P.; Rakdham, B.; Sampson, A.J.; Tummala, H.; Waddell, C.C. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-07); NPS-CS-07-007Engineering of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) requires one to take a holistic approach that includes the physical modeling and analysis of the missile defense operating environment, development of metrics and ...
Applying Systems Engineering and Architecting to the Logistics and Support of the Fleet’s Distributed Lethality Concep Paulo, Eugene P.; Beery, Paul; Harlow, Travis (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2016);The U.S. Navy is committed to conducting offensive operations via a new warfighting concept known as Distributed Lethality. This research examines the logistical component of Distributed Lethality and provides structure ...
Johnson, Clay I. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-06);Distributed Lethality is a new concept in Surface Warfare that involves using small groups of surface combatants to go on the offensive against the enemy. This new concept requires structure and definition, and building a ...