Accession Number : ADA451352


Title :   Ship and Installation Program: Optimal Stationing of Naval Ships


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Colgary, Katherine A ; Willett, Devon K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a451352.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Beginning in 1988, Congress authorized the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct five rounds of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) including the recent round in 2005. BRAC provides the DoD with a politically insulated evaluation and reorganization of its installations. For BRAC 2005, the Depart of the Navy (DoN) used an integer linear program called Configuration Analysis to determine installation closures. Using constraints that maintain adequate pier capacity and unique capability installation, Configuration Analysis seeks to maximize a measure of military value while penalizing excess capacity for a set of open installations. This thesis extends the Navy's Configuration Analysis to incorporate cost and ship stationing for the set of surface and subsurface installations. We call the modified integer linear program Ship and Installation Program (SHIP). SHIP provides a minimum cost stationing for the given set of surface and subsurface ships and installations while maintaining operational feasibility and a required level of military value. Using data mainly drawn from the DoN BRAC 2005 data call, were evaluate the tradeoff between cost and military value using SHIP's 20-year net present value(NPV). Requiring higher levels of aggregate military value results in higher cost, expressed SHIP as higher NPV. Conversely, accepting lower levels of military value could potentially allow the DoN to realize $3.2 billion in savings. We also investigate the influence of using two different measures of pier capacity and incorporate 30 new ships and submarines to demonstrate SHIP's ability to station the proposed future force structure.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS , *LINEAR PROGRAMMING , *TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , *BASE CLOSURES , TEST AND EVALUATION , STATIONS , MEASUREMENT , CONGRESS , THESES , COSTS , CONFIGURATIONS , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , SUBSURFACE , SUBMARINES , PIERS , INSTALLATION , SURFACES , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , NAVY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , SHIPS , HIGH COSTS


Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE