Accession Number : ADA583564


Title :   Wireless Cloud Computing on Guided Missile Destroyers: A Business Case Analysis


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Ball, Jr, Raymond T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a583564.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : This is a Business Case Analysis of the cost and benefits of implementing a Wireless Cloud Computing Network (WCCN) onboard Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs) utilizing tablet computers. It compares the life cycle costs of WCCNs utilizing tablet computers over a mixed network of thin clients and desktop computers. Currently, the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program will install both thin clients and desktops on board new and old DDGs to implement the unclassified portion of its network. The main cost benefits of tablets will be realized through energy savings and an increase in productivity. The net present value of tablets is expected to be considerably better than the current CANES configuration with the initial investment required for tablets breakingeven in five years if each sailor saves 22 seconds a day by having a tablet. Alternatively, the tablet configuration also breaks even in less than 6 years just considering operational costs alone. Sensitivity analysis on the cost of deferent types of tablet devices and the range of different productivity gains shows very limited downside from investing in tablets compared to considerable upside (depending on the productivity gains achieved in practice).


Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS , *COMPUTERS , *DESTROYERS , COMMERCE , CONFIGURATIONS , COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS , GUIDED MISSILES , LIFE CYCLE COSTS , MICROCOMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE