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Accession Number ADA567164
Title Integration of Small Satellites in Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 101p
Personal Author S. Koletsios
Abstract The open sea is an area in which numerous legal activities occur, such as trade, transportation, and scientific research, but it also is a place that attracts persons with illegal, criminal, and terrorist intentions. Naval nations, often acting in alliance, conduct operations to stop this illegal activity. Maritime interdiction operations (MIO) are the usual type of operation employed, and, because of their nature, they require robust communications and an uninterrupted flow of information. Establishing communications and networks in the open seas via terrestrial means is possible only in certain areas, and it is not feasible around the clock. Therefore, the communications needed for maritime interdiction operations is significantly limited as to speed, accuracy, and efficiency. This thesis examines the feasibility of integrating small satellites into an MIO ad hoc network. Since such integration has never been tested, the thesis proposes a large-scale experiment for further research into the advantages and disadvantages of using small satellites as nodes in an MIO network.
Keywords Ad-hoc networks
Aissat-1 satellite
Asymmetric warfare
Atlas craft targetr threat detection and analysis tool
Communication satellites
Communications networks
Drug trafficking
Information exchange
Joint military activities
Large-scale experiments
Law enforcement
Maritime interdiction operations
Naval operations
Satellite communications
Satellite tool kit
Small satellites
Tactical network topology
Weapons trafficking

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
84G - Unmanned Spacecraft
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of Informational Sciences.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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