System Architecture Development for Countering Unmanned Underwater Vehicles is a Naval Post Graduate School Systems Engineering Capstone Report by Michael G. Keating, Mathew Luk, Paul D. Opperman, Thomas A. Schindler, Steven J. Villucci, Kacey A. Wakefield, and Andrew Wehner.
This report outlines the creation of a systematic approach for designing counter unmanned underwater vehicle (cUUV) systems using model-based system engineering (MBSE) analysis. The widespread use of UUVs with advanced payloads poses a threat to U.S. maritime interests, and as a result, cUUV missions, platforms, and payloads are examined to establish a cUUV taxonomy that outlines cUUV employment concepts, functions, and methods. To conduct a detailed analysis, an agent-based model (ABM) is used to evaluate the performance of passive mine countermeasure (MCM) missions and to identify vulnerabilities. Based on these vulnerabilities, three distinct cUUV system concepts are proposed, encompassing a range of the established taxonomy, and evaluated using the ABM. The results of the simulation provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of the proposed cUUV system concepts and the broader mission of countering UUVs. The report concludes with recommendations for further research in the emerging field of cUUV.
Publication Date- June 2019
System Architecture Development for Countering Unmanned Underwater Vehicles contains the following major sections:
- Problem Space Definition
- Problem Space Exploration
- Solution Space Definition
- Solution Space Exploration
- Conclusions and Recommendations
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Authors- Michael G. Keating, Mathew Luk, Paul D. Opperman, Thomas A. Schindler, Steven J. Villucci, Kacey A. Wakefield, and Andrew Wehner.
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