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Electronic Attack Platform Placement Optimization

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Authored by Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare, Naval Postgraduate School

An increasingly dynamic battlefield requires increasingly faster software development. Cyber
threats and Information Assurance certifications induce significant delays in software operational
deployment designed to meet these emerging battlefield requirements. An alternative software
development methodology for Department of Defense (DOD) acquisitions was proposed. The
proposed software development methodology uses tailoring of commercial pre-approved applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe currently available on most DOD networks.
The application developed to test the validity of this approach is called the electronic attack
platform placement optimization (EAPPO) algorithm. Given digital terrain data, a user inputted strike route, and an enemy order-of-battle (EOB) with their respective jammer techniques as inputs, the application output includes terrain and radar impacted threat range rings, aircraft strike routes, and an optimized flight path for the jamming platform (EA-18G). Successful development of the application validates the potential of using pre-approved, non-compiled software to develop military specific applications, a process that could significantly decrease software development time and cost for the DOD.

Publication Date:
Dec 23 2014
1505688957 / 9781505688955
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Black and White
Related Categories:
Political Science / Political Freedom & Security / International Secur


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