Accession Number : ADA567704


Title :   Naval Survivability and Susceptibility Reduction Study-Surface Ship


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kok, Steven L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567704.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 137


Abstract : Survivability has always been a main concern in naval warfare. The objectives of this thesis are to analyze the combat survivability components of a surface ship, and to look at the how each of the component's design and implementation would affect the overall survivability of the ship. This thesis will take an overview look on survivability with regards to the threats that today's warships would be facing, and the vulnerability and susceptibility reduction techniques, designs and implementations. The main focus of the thesis would be on susceptibility reduction, through signature management, threat warnings, threat suppressions, tactics and integrated networks. Finally, this thesis would illustrate the effects of applying the survivability enhancement techniques in a possible engagement scenario. As the techniques involved many cross-discipline fields in engineering, this thesis also aims to prepare a foundation for the development of a naval survivability discipline in NPS for the future.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , *NAVAL WARFARE , *SURVIVABILITY , ACOUSTIC DETECTION , COST EFFECTIVENESS , CRUISE MISSILES , ELECTROOPTICS , INFRARED DETECTION , MILITARY TACTICS , NAVAL MINES , THESES , THREATS , TORPEDOES , VULNERABILITY


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Naval Surface Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE