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dc.contributor.advisorShebalin, Paul
dc.contributor.authorCabungcal, Juan
dc.contributor.authorKaniss, David
dc.contributor.authorLaing, Chris
dc.contributor.authorMastran, Keith
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jason
dc.contributor.authorQuijano, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.authorRosenberg, Eric
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Greg
dc.contributor.authorTeam Pirates
dc.contributor.authorCohort 311-111A4 and 311–131A
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:49Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43991
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractPiracy represents a serious threat to modern maritime traffic, causing significant financial losses as well as loss of life. The system’s proposed area of operation is the waters of Indonesia, as current antipiracy solutions are not feasible due to the region’s unique physical geography. Worldwide deployment is possible with minimal modifications. The systems engineering process was used to identify a system that effectively and economically prevents pirates from boarding commercial vessels. A model of the operational environment was developed in MATLAB to run simulations designed to estimate the relative effectiveness of each assessed countermeasure. A cost analysis was performed on the most effective system configurations to determine economic feasibility; the best-value system was recommended. The results of the project indicated that the P-Trap countermeasure, designed to entangle the pirate’s propellers with thin lines, is both effective and economically viable for wide-scale deployment. The further addition of a fire hose system using net projectiles to increase the difficulty of boarders to climb onto the vessel was found to enhance the system effectiveness, while remaining cost-effective.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/preventingpirate1094543991
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titlePreventing pirates from boarding commercial vessels - a systems approachen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMillar, Richard
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authormodeling and simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorsystem integrationen_US
dc.subject.authorsystem architectureen_US
dc.subject.authorSoutheast Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorIndonesiaen_US
dc.subject.authorpiracyen_US
dc.subject.authorboardingen_US
dc.subject.authorcountermeasuresen_US
dc.subject.authorhijackingen_US
dc.subject.authortrade studyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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