Accession Number : ADA311527

Title :   Toward Assessment of Dominant Battlespace Awareness: A Remote Sensor System Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Munson, Kenneth H., Jr

PDF Url : ADA311527

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : Two broad concepts have begun to permeate U.S. military strategic planning since the end of the Gulf War: the revolution in military affairs (RMA) and dominant battlespace awareness (DBA). An RMA represents a basic change in the conduct of warfare which incorporates new technologies, operational innovation and organizational changes. DBA refers to the military's ability to efficiently obtain and effectively use information to dominate an opposing force. This thesis is a study of a stylized warfare scenario involving elements of DBA and RMA. Specifically, U.S. attack aircraft attempt to prevent enemy transporter- erector-launchers (TELs) from harassing neighboring countries with theater ballistic missiles. The U.S. aircraft may be aided by use of unattended ground sensors (UGSs); the enemy TEL activities are correspondingly enhanced by decoy TELs. The model described allows the combat advantage of each side to be quantitatively compared. Trend analysis demonstrates the benefits of deception and the potential of UGSs.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE DETECTORS, *ATTACK AIRCRAFT, *BALLISTIC MISSILE INTERCEPT SYSTEMS, *DECEPTION, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, SCENARIOS, GROUND LEVEL, CARGO VEHICLES, NATIONS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, ATTACK, THESES, PATTERNS, DECOYS, ENEMY, MILITARY PLANNING, SPACE WARFARE, GUIDED MISSILE DETECTION, GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, TRANSPORTER ERECTORS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Space Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE