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dc.contributor.advisorCalvano, Charles N.
dc.contributor.authorDawley, Steven A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:39:36Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:39:36Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3861
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the conceptual design of a submarine weapon system using systems engineering methods and analysis. In order to ensure mission success and submarine survivability a weapons system is required that is capable of engaging targets across the range of threats. The development of this system is demonstrated by deriving system requirements from high-level stakeholders, developing alternative designs that meet these requirements, and selecting the alternative that delivers the greatest performance. The analysis of alternatives employs a dynamic method of allocation, allowing input based on the threat priorities and estimated weapon performance as well as weapon size. Alternative suites of weapons are then assigned to the constrained space aboard the submarine platform. After evaluating alternatives, the resulting system design, which reflects the highest performance among the alternatives, demonstrates the conceptual design that can be expected to show the greatest contribution to mission success and platform survivability. The resulting design includes the continued use of heavyweight torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles, supplemented by Harpoon antiship missiles and AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles. The methodology used to arrive at this conceptual design for a submarine weapons system can be applied to a wide range of conditions in order to make informed decisions regarding future development.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/diversifiedsubma109453861
dc.format.extentxiv, 91 p.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshSystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.lcshEvaluationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCase studiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNuclear submarinesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDesign and constructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshFleet ballistic missile weapons systemsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTorpedoesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTomahawk (Guided missile)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSidewinder (Missile)en_US
dc.subject.lcshHarpoon (Guided missile)en_US
dc.titleDiversified submarine weapon suite a systems engineering approachen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStevens, Mark R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering Analysis
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc300322305
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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