INCREASING FLEET DATA TRANSFER CAPABILITIES USING AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV)
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- 2020-12-01 00:00:00
- Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division identified the need for an improved ship-to-shore data transfer capability in order to meet future data demands. The demand for a better ship-to-shore data transfer system has been a growing concern in recent years, primarily due to the increasing complexity of combat system elements. These data needs, coupled with advancements in communication technology, will aid in providing an effective and efficient data-transfer system beyond the current limitations of bandwidth. One approach to enhance data transfer capability and supplement existing methods of ship data transfer is the use of unmanned systems as either a primary or secondary means of communication. This capstone delivers a concept of operations, system architecture, and modeling and simulation analysis for a conceptual system intended to meet the United States Navy’s need of increasing ship-to-shore data transfer capability. The results shown in the conceptual application of this approach yield a significant operational time reduction when compared to the current method of data transfer. Supported by simulation and data analysis, this reduction in operational time achieves positive results for both the feasibility of using an unmanned aerial vehicle and increasing the capability for ship-to-shore data transfer onboard Navy vessels.
- 2021-05-18 21:52:10
- Kwinn, Brigitte T.
- Systems Engineering
- Naval Postgraduate School
- Master of Science in Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering (SE)
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- Note, the Item of Record as published can be found at https://hdl.handle.net/10945/66567.
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