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dc.contributor.advisorPaulo, Eugene
dc.contributor.advisorKwinn, Brigitte T.
dc.contributor.advisorBeery, Paul
dc.contributor.authorBourgeois, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKelley, Bradley
dc.contributor.authorPetrusky, John
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, John
dc.contributor.authorYi, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorTeam MARFORPAC
dc.contributor.authorCohort SE311-142M
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:12Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:12Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47866
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAs the U.S. national security policy shifts focus toward the Pacific theater and limited availability of amphibious shipping, Marine Forces Pacific must consider the augmentation of alternative shipping to deploy forces to a seabase location to support military operations in the Pacific Command area of operations. Implementing a model-based systems engineering approach, this capstone project examines the effects of augmenting amphibious shipping with commercial, allied nation, and military sealift command ships to achieve force closure at a seabase and reduce fuel consumption. Multiple shipping alternatives supporting a Marine Expeditionary Brigade in anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) missions formed the basis for measuring the effects of augmenting amphibious shipping. A simulation was developed to model the operational scenarios, and statistical analysis was performed upon the results of each alternative to identify factors affecting force closure time and fuel consumption. Analysis indicated that the effects of augmenting amphibious shipping vary based upon the mission type. Significant statistical evidence suggests that augmentation of amphibious shipping reduces force closure time and fuel consumption for the A2/AD mission. Based on the research, further investigation into the effects of augmented shipping on the Assembly and Employ phases of seabasing operations is recommended.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleTransportation analysis exploring alternative shipping of Marine Expeditionary Brigade forces to seabase in contingency response scenariosen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authorModel-Based Systems Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorMBSEen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorseabasingen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine Forces Pacificen_US
dc.subject.authoramphibious shippingen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Engineering Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineering and Engineering Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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