Electronic warfare self-protection of battlefield helicopters : a holistic view

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Heikell, Johnny
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-17T06:50:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-17T06:50:33Z
dc.date.issued 2005-03-24
dc.identifier.isbn 951-22-7546-5
dc.identifier.issn 1456-1174
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/2541
dc.description.abstract The dissertation seeks to increase understanding of electronic warfare (EW) self-protection (EWSP) of battlefield helicopters by taking a holistic (systems) view on EWSP. It also evaluates the methodologies used in the research and their suitability as descriptive tools in communication between various EWSP stakeholders. The interpretation of the term "holistic view" is a central theme to the dissertation. The research methodology is bottom-up – which is necessary since no previous work exists that could guide the study – and progresses from analysis to synthesis. Initially several methods are evaluated for presenting findings on EWSP, including high-level system simulation such as Forrester system dynamics (FSD). The analysis is conducted by a comprehensive literature review on EW and other areas that are believed to be of importance to the holistic view. Combat scenarios, intelligence, EW support, validation, training, and delays have major influence on the effectiveness of the EWSP suite; while the initial procurement decision on the EWSP suite sets limits to what can be achieved later. The need for a vast support structure for EWSP means that countries with limited intelligence and other resources become dependent on allies for support; that is, the question of EWSP effectiveness becomes political. The synthesis shows that a holistic view on EWSP of battlefield helicopters cannot be bounded in the temporal or hierarchical (organizational) senses. FSD is found to be helpful as a quality assurance tool, but refinements are needed if FSD is to be useful as a general discussion tool. The area of survivability is found to be the best match for the holistic view – for an EWSP suprasystem. A global survivability paradigm is defined as the ultimate holistic view on EWSP. It is suggested that future research should be top-down and aiming at promoting the global survivability paradigm. The survivability paradigm would give EWSP a natural framework in which its merits can be assessed objectively. en
dc.format.extent 217
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Helsinki University of Technology en
dc.publisher Teknillinen korkeakoulu fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Helsinki University of Technology, Applied Electronics Laboratory. Series B en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 18 en
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title Electronic warfare self-protection of battlefield helicopters : a holistic view en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.description.version reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Sähkö- ja tietoliikennetekniikan osasto fi
dc.subject.keyword electronic warfare en
dc.subject.keyword self-protection en
dc.subject.keyword battlefield helicopter en
dc.subject.keyword survivability en
dc.subject.keyword susceptibility reduction en
dc.subject.keyword systems engineering en
dc.subject.keyword systems thinking en
dc.subject.keyword system dynamics en
dc.identifier.urn urn:nbn:fi:tkk-004959
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.contributor.lab Applied Electronics Laboratory en
dc.contributor.lab Sovelletun elektroniikan laboratorio fi

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