Analysis of a Multi-Layer System of Systems to Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems is a Naval Postgraduate School thesis by Aaron Chengyi Seow.
The advancement in technological capabilities of counter-unmanned aerial systems (CUAS) to address unmanned aerial systems (UAS) threats has been remarkable in recent years. There is a growing need to harness CUAS technologies by developing a system-of-systems (SoS) CUAS approach. This research entails a literature review covering two main areas: (1) the current landscape of UAS technologies and their application, and (2) an exploration of CUAS capabilities and assessing their effectiveness.
Using this knowledge, a hypothetical operational scenario is tested against a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) tool, ExtendSim, to evaluate the efficiency of various notional SoS CUAS configurations. A method is formulated to analyze the contributing factors to the success of SoS CUAS missions and their impact, which is then employed in a trade-off analysis. Insights are drawn from each SoS CUAS simulation conducted within the MBSE tool, enabling further refinement and optimization of SoS CUAS configurations based on a qualitative cost analysis. The outcome of this research is a more refined model and method that can be utilized to represent real operational contexts for in-depth analysis. This study suggests promising potential in integrating diverse CUAS platforms into a unified SoS CUAS to counter the complex threats posed by UAS effectively.
Publication Date– September 2023
Analysis of a Multi-Layer System of Systems to Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems contains the following major sections:
- Literature Review
- Modeling and Simulation
- Analysis of Results
- Conclusion and Future Work
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Author- Aaron Chengyi Seow
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