Prioritizing the capabilities of unmanned underwater vehicles necessary for ISR based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process

Authors

  • Gwuihyeon Park Korea Naval Academy
  • Taehyeon Lee Korea Naval Academy
  • Chunghwan Lee Korea Naval Academy
  • Jinho Lee Korea Naval Academy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v4i1.98

Keywords:

analytic hierarchy process (AHP), unmanned underwater vehicle, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), required capability

Abstract

The need for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) has received significant attention given the current security situation in the Korean Peninsula. UUVs are used in the military to perform five key missions: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, inspection/identification, and oceanography. In this study, we analyze the standards of evaluation of the characteristics and capabilities of UUVs that are necessary for ISR missions, which are most important from among the above mentioned ones. First, we establish 5 main criteria and 15 sub-criteria by consulting a group of experts. Next, we use the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) for these criteria. It computes the relative weights of the criteria based on pairwise comparisons, in order to evaluate the relative importance and priorities of the criteria we established, by selecting another group of 51 experts for the evaluation of the pairwise comparisons among the criteria. Consequentially, the importance associated with performance and ability of the ISR tends to be relatively high while the one associated with cost and economy for operating the UUVs appears to be low. These results may be useful in analyzing required capabilities in a more objective and concrete manner while procuring UUVs in the future.

Author Biographies

Gwuihyeon Park, Korea Naval Academy

(First Author) Korea Naval Academy, Department of National Defense Management, Student

e-mail: [email protected]

Taehyeon Lee, Korea Naval Academy

(Co-Author) Korea Naval Academy, Department of National Defense Management,  Student

e-mail: [email protected]

Chunghwan Lee, Korea Naval Academy

(Co-Author) Korea Naval Academy, Department of National Defense Management, Student

e-mail: [email protected]

Jinho Lee, Korea Naval Academy

(Corresponding Author) Korea Naval Academy, Department of National Defense Management, Professor

e-mail: [email protected]

Hierarchical Structure of UUV Assessment Criteria

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Published

2021-04-30

How to Cite

Park, G., Lee, T., Lee, C., & Lee, J. (2021). Prioritizing the capabilities of unmanned underwater vehicles necessary for ISR based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process. Journal of Advances in Military Studies, 4(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.37944/jams.v4i1.98