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MISSION ENGINEERING FOR HYBRID FORCE 2025

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Authors
Brown, Jeremy J.
Coker, Nicholas C.
Groff, Alyson C.
Low, Jin Meng Bryan
Neo, Jia Ming
Rodrigo, Lesleigh G.
Schultz, Joshua R.
Sunda, William R., III
Walker, Nathan D.
Subjects
mission engineering
hybrid force
anti-access area denial
unmanned
autonomous
swarm
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Papoulias, Fotis A.
Huang, Jefferson
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2022-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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This report focuses on the mission engineering process for a hybrid force in 2025. Updated tasking from OPNAV N9I emphasized the necessity of focusing on the benefits of using cost-conservative unmanned systems. Specifically, the focus was placed on the near-peer competitor China and the problems that could be expected in an anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) situation in the South China Sea. The Naval Surface Warfare Center mission engineering approach was used to identify specific vignettes for proposed alternative fleet architectures and then analyzed using combat simulation and optimization models. Research on performance characteristics and cost were compiled on current unmanned systems, specifically those in development at a high technology readiness level. Proposed unmanned systems architectures were developed as solutions to the A2/AD problem and proposed vignettes. The unmanned systems architectures were then run through an optimization model to maximize system performance while minimizing cost. The results of the architecture optimization were then input into modeling and simulation. The overall effectiveness of each architecture in each vignette were then compared to find the most effective solution. An analysis of the results was performed to show the expected mission effectiveness and proposed cost of utilizing the proposed solution unmanned architectures. The most effective architectures included search, counter swarm, delivery, and attack systems.
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Systems Engineering Analysis Capstone Report
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Systems Engineering (SE)
Systems Engineering/Operations Research (SE/OR)
Systems Engineering (SE)
Systems Engineering/Operations Research (SE/OR)
Systems Engineering/Operations Research (SE/OR)
Systems Engineering (SE)
Systems Engineering/Operations Research (SE/OR)
Systems Engineering/Operations Research (SE/OR)
Systems Engineering (SE)
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