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Back A Systems Design Approach to Define the Requirements and Concept of Operations for Offensive and Defensive Seabed Warfare
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||Naval Research Program|
Beery, Paul T.
Paulo, Eugene P.
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
The need for definition of a framework for seabed warfare is a challenge shared by NUWC Keyport, NUWC Newport, and NSWC Panama City. Currently, the Navy is capable of isolated analysis of the sensing, charging, and weapon characteristics of individual systems that may play a role in the use of the seabed as a warfare area. These systems cross a broad range of exiting warfare areas and the operational assessment of the performance of those systems is aligned accordingly. Before the seabed can be examined similarly to traditional warfare areas (surface, air, mine, etc.), there is a need to define an operational framework that captures the requirements and concept of operations for offensive and defensive use of the seabed. That operational framework will define the sensing, charging, and weapon capabilities necessary to realize an operational capability for seabed warfare. That framework will explicitly consider both existing and potential future systems as enablers of the operational activities associated with seabed warfare.
This project is linked with NRP Topic, NPS-18-N305, this research is will consolidate the goals of these projects into a single, coordinated effort. NPS-18-N305 is focused on the design, operational employment, endurance, and maintenance standards for an Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV). The XLUUV will focus on demonstrating an initial operational capability in mine warfare, with potential extensions to strike, anti-sub warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Given that broad range of potential employment, there is a need for the development of an open systems architecture for the XLUUV that can be integrated with the systems architecture created in support of the seabed warfare project. Accordingly, this research will develop a comprehensive architecture for seabed warfare (to include the XLUUV) as well as an operational model that identifies critical system performance drivers.
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