COUNTER UNMANNED AERIAL DEFENSE FOR HIGH VALUE UNITS AFLOAT PIERSIDE
thesisposted on 2021-07-27, 17:47 authored by Christopher R HoodChristopher R Hood
Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) development and fielding has greatly accelerated over the last several years to protect against all classes of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) threats. Integration of the detection and tracking systems, the engagement systems, and other portions of the kill chain including command and control (C2) is ongoing. A significant concern is that the majority of these developments are designed for defending ships at sea. Most of these technological advances cannot be used within restricted waters or in port, foreign or domestic, due to the potential of high collateral damages and the fact that they are not currently readily available for dissemination to the Fleet.
The problem addressed by this project is to determine how to defend high value units from the threat of weaponized UAVs while moored pier-side with currently in-place weapons systems. This study will take a parameter-driven approach based on existing technologies to determine if an enhanced fire-control system integrated with standard issue weaponry can increase watchstander accuracy required to safely defend a high value unit pierside.