Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
David W. King, PhD
Given the high cost of missile defense systems, their ability to be overwhelmed, and rising tensions between the U.S. and adversaries in the Indo-Pacific region, a new modeled is proposed to investigate a new approach to missile defense. The Autonomous Aerial Defense Against Missiles (AADAM) system leverages reusable, small-scale UAVs to propose a cheaper, more effective system in defending against cruise missile threats. The aim of this system is to provide and additional layer in current missile defense strategies at lower-cost. This modeled system is found to outperform a modeled Patriot system in close-range interception of designated assets, with no waste given UAVs' abilities to be reused and recoverable.
DTIC Accession Number
Davis, Andrew R., "A Quantitative Argument for Autonomous Aerial Defense Overembedded Missile Systems to Thwart Cruise Threats" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5068.