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Accession Number ADA567322
Title Distributed Strategies in Defense of a High Value Unit (HVU) Against a Swarm Attack.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 105p
Personal Author S. Y. Ding
Abstract Swarm attacks are of great concern to the U.S. Navy, to navies around the world, and to commercial ships transiting through waters with a high volume of marine traffic. A large group of hostile ships can hide themselves among various other small ships, like pleasure crafts, fishing boats, and transport vessels, and can make a coordinated attack against a High Value Unit (HVU) while it passes by. The HVU can easily be overwhelmed by the hostile ships and taken over. The objective of this thesis is to develop heuristic algorithms that defenders can use to intercept and stop the advances of multiple attackers. The algorithms are based on pursuit guidance laws and proportional navigation guidance laws, which are commonly used in missile guidance strategies. The thesis evaluates the effectiveness of the heuristic algorithms in defending the HVU against the swarm attack. The probability that the HVU survives the swarm attack will be used as a measure of effectiveness of the algorithms.
Keywords Algorithms
Computerized simulation
Cost functions
Heuristic algorithms
Heuristic methods
High value units
Measures of effectiveness
Military forces(Foreign)
Multiagent systems
Naval vessels
Proportional navigation laws
Pursuit guidance laws
Ship defense systems
Small ships
Swarm attacks
Usv(Unmanned surface vehicles)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
47A - Marine Engineering
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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