Accession Number : AD0437828
Title : TECHNOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF NEW SHIP OR ADVANCED PLATFORM CONCEPTS FOR AMPHIBIOUS FLEET OPERATIONS
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST SOUTH PASADENA CA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LABS
Personal Author(s) : Dow, Irving ; Kaufman, Ephraim
Report Date : Apr 1964
Pagination or Media Count : 302
Abstract : A major objective of this research was to project the potential performance characteristics of advanced ship or new platform concepts that might be considered for amphibious operations in the 1975-1980 time period. Technical assessments were made of the maximum operating speeds that might be achieved by different platforms of size or payload capacities that could be required for fleet units in the amphibious task force of the future. A significant fact recognized at the onset of the research is that there is only a limited amount of time available for formulation of a major development and construction program if new ship or platform designs are to be delivered to the operational forces in significant numbers in the 1975-1980 period.
Descriptors : *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , ALUMINUM , AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES , CARGO SHIPS , GAS TURBINES , HYDROFOIL CRAFT , MARINE PROPULSION , NUCLEAR POWERED SHIPS , PAYLOAD , PLANING SURFACES , POWER , SHIP HULLS , STEAM TURBINES , STEEL , VELOCITY , WEIGHT
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE