Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorWood, R. Kevin
dc.contributor.authorBaker, John M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:21Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis addresses the problem of routing a navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG), or other groups of ships, through a maritime chokepoint that presents one or more shore-based missile threats. The goal is to identify a path that minimizes risk to the CSG's HVU (High Value Unit, i.e., the CSG's aircraft carrier). The HVU's escort ships are assigned optimal positions relative to the HVU during the transit to maximize the overall probability of avoiding and/or defeating attacks. The problem is formulated and solved as a maximum-reliability path problem in a network: The operating environment is discretized into a grid of nodes that represents potential waypoints, escort formations, and travel directions; arcs define allowable transitions between nodes. An arc parameter represents the probability of successfully transiting between two adjacent nodes, computed as a function of formation, direction of travel, threat, and line-of-sight visibility between any threats and the CSG. A test scenario, with a node spacing of 2.5 nautical miles, approximates the Strait of Hormuz. The model solves in a fraction of a second on a personal computer. Results show that the CSG typically places escorts ahead of the HVU, and always between the HVU and the closest threat.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/routinghighvalue109454276
dc.format.extentxvi, 39 p. : ill. col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshFinite element methoden_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer programsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSea controlen_US
dc.subject.lcshNaval tacticsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAircraft carriersen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAntiship missilesen_US
dc.titleRouting a high value unit for optimized missile defense in coastal watersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolRoyset, Johannes O.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc226967980
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record