CROSSBOW REPORT (CROSSBOW VOLUME 1)
Muldoon, Richard C.
KheeLoon “Richard” Foo
Hoi Kok “Daniel” Siew
Cheow Siang Ng
Teng Chye ”Lawrence” Lim
Chun Hock Sng
Keith Jude Ho
Steven B. Carroll
Glen B. Quast
Paul R. Darling
The System Engineering & Integration Curriculum Students
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Distributing naval combat power into many small ships and unmanned air vehicles that capitalize on emerging technology offers a transformational way to think about naval combat in the littorals in the 2020 time frame. Project CROSSBOW is an engineered systems of systems that proposes to use such distributed forces to provide forward presence to gain and maiantain access, to provide sea control, and to project combat power in the littoral regions of the world. Project CROSSBOW is the result of a yearlong, campus-wide, integrated research systems engineering effort involving 40 student researchers and 15 supervising faculty members. This report (Volume I) summarizes the CROSSBOW project. It catalogs the major features of each of the components, and includes by reference a separate volume for each of the major systems (ships, aircraft, and logistics). It also prresents the results of the mission and campaign analysis that informed the trade-offs between these components. It describes certain functions of CROSSBOW in detail through specialized supporting studies. The student work presented here is technologically feasible, integrated and imaginative. The student project cannot by itself provide definitive designs or analyses covering such a broad topic. It does strongly suggest that the underlying concepts have merit and deserve further serious study by the Navy as it transforms itself.
Includes supplementary material.Published as received: "volume 1" only.Student Integrated Project
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