Protection Systems against Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle Evaluation
Volume 2018, Issue 1 (2018), pp. 78–87
Pub. online: 25 April 2018 Type: Article Open Access
25 April 2018
25 April 2018
The purpose of this investigation is to present the protection systems used against the low, slow, and small (LSS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) capabilities. The results of a market survey are included that highlights potential commercial entities that could contribute some technology that assists in the detection, classification, and neutralization of a LSS UAS. In order to accurately select a protection system which will later be used by all Lithuanian Armed Forces units the nine existing protection systems were analyzed. The analysis was done under the technical specifications for acquisitions and the detailed requirements of the measures were set out on the basis of the Operational Requirements Document. This article provides the existing protection systems against unmanned aircraft vehicle (PSAUAV) technical conditions analysis with the aim to help to make the choices in defining a protection system that can be adaptive to contemporary and future needs for the Lithuanian Armed Forces. The numerous requirements and expectations for nine PSAUAV were analyzed by statistical software package SPSS version 20. There were used the experts’ evaluation methods based on experts’ surveyed sample analysis. The Kendall’s coefficient of concordance (W) was selected for quantitative assessments of experts’ decisions data analysis. In addition for PSAUAV technical conditions evaluation was used the hierarchical clustering.