Accession Number : ADA531470


Title :   Systems Architecture of a Sea Base Surface Connector System in a 2020 Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Joint Operational Environment


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Beach, Nathan V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a531470.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 236


Abstract : In this thesis, an Expeditionary Warrior 2010 based humanitarian assistance/disaster relief mission conducted by U.S. forces set in the 2020 Joint Operational Environment is evaluated to determine potential surface connector system alternatives. The Sea Base surface connector system is tasked with not only supporting the Sea Base logistics sustainment, but also critically enabling delivery of commercially transported relief support cargo to austere coastal and inland destinations. Utilizing Dr. Steven H. Dam's methodology in developing vision architectures, a DoDAF 1.5 compliant architecture was created using Vitech's CORE model-based systems engineering software. Within the backdrop of both Navy and Army operational concepts current watercraft programs of record were evaluated to assess the impact of potential capabilities of ONR's Transformable Craft. Through operational and functional model evaluation of the planned 2020 surface connectors through assembly, employment, and early sustainment amphibious operations, four discrete Transformable Craft capabilities were identified and discussed. An alternative Army-centric operation was encompassed for later consideration of the Transformable Craft's capabilities within the context of their watercraft activities. It is recommended that this architecture and its generated system configurations be used in further Modeling and Simulation (M&S) to refine Transformable Craft capabilities.


Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , DISASTERS , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , MISSIONS , LOGISTICS , CONNECTORS , SEA BASED , SHIPS , SIMULATION , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE