NPS CRUSER MTX After Action Report 2017-2020
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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) initiative Multi-Thread Experimentation (MTX) encompasses multiple research objectives with an overarching goal of developing a general purpose UxV Networked Control System (NCS). The report includes efforts over the last four years. It started with an initial, concept demonstration conducted in San Clemente Island, CA from November 01-17, 2017 with (4) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), (2) Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and (2) Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) supporting a Naval Special Warfare (NSW) direct action mission scenario with command and control and simulated on-call distributed fire support from a COMTHIRDFLT ship. The report describes the results and the potential and future challenges associated with fielding a UxV NCS for Department of Defense mission objectives.
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NPS Report NumberNPS-MAE-21-001