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dc.contributor.advisorGreen, John M.
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorValerio, Victor
dc.contributor.authorNichelson, Herbert
dc.contributor.authorWascom, William
dc.contributor.authorDeSousa, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSadeck, Keith
dc.contributor.authorTeam LCS
dc.contributor.authorCohort 311-143O
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:53Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:53Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48592
dc.description.abstractThis report evaluates the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and its potential to fulfill the open-ocean anti-submarine warfare (ASW) mission. It is unknown whether the LCS platform can support open-ocean ASW. This report examines which LCS variant, Freedom or Independence, is more suitable for open-ocean ASW. Initial analysis defines the open-ocean ASW problem space in terms of a threat analysis, mission analysis, current Concept of Operations (CONOPS), and current LCS capabilities. An Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) uses derived functional and operational requirements within a Pugh matrix to decide which variant best performs ASW, and what modifications can improve future designs of the LCS. The analysis shows the Freedom class has marginal advantages in performing open-ocean ASW mission tasks, and establishes three areas for improvement: self-noise emissions, weight, and communication. Potential solutions are explored to address these shortfalls and to analyze their impact on LCS’s ability to meet core requirements of the open-ocean ASW mission. This paper concludes that the LCS is capable of fulfilling the open-ocean ASW mission if improvements are made to the design and CONOPS.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/evaluationoflitt1094548592
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.titleEvaluation of Littoral Combat Ships for open-ocean anti-submarine warfareen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authoranti-submarine warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorlittoral combat shipen_US
dc.subject.authormission moduleen_US
dc.subject.authorsystems engineeringen_US
dc.subject.authorrequirements developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorarchitectureen_US
dc.subject.authorcapabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorfunctional decompositionen_US
dc.subject.authormodeling and simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorASWen_US
dc.subject.authorLCSen_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 Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineEngineering Systemsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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