Accession Number : ADA306617

Title :   Theater Ballistic Missile Defense: Modeling and Analysis of the Marine Corps "Hawk" Missile Defense System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Monroe, William J.

PDF Url : ADA306617

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 261

Abstract : This thesis develops the concept of integrating IDEF modeling with matrix analysis to explore the current state of the Marine Corps, 'As Is', Theater Ballistic Missile Defense information architecture. It demonstrates the possibility of using matrix analysis in conjunction with IDEF modeling to identify deficiencies within an existing information architecture. Using this framework, new technologies and advancements can also be measured to ensure they accurately address deficiencies identified in the analysis. Additionally, this thesis incorporates the knowledge garnered from this analysis into a possible, 'To Be', physical architecture for the year 2002. It examines the 'As Is' physical architecture, technological advances, and environment enhancements, and proposes one possible infrastructure for future theater missile defense. Models have traditionally been developed as analysis vehicles which conform only to administrative processes. This led to minimal utilization of the application and its capabilities. Matrix analysis allows for accurate investigation and documentation of information and systems useful in the development of new technologies. This thesis demonstrates that modeling, combined with matrix analysis, can also be incorporated for tactical processes.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, AIR DEFENSE, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, MARINE CORPS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, DEFICIENCIES, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, DATA LINKS, SEARCH RADAR.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE