Accession Number : ADA621731


Title :   Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to Compare Legacy and Future Forces in Mine Warfare (MIW) Missions


Descriptive Note : Capstone project rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Frank, David ; Hogan, Kevin ; Schonhoff, Shane


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a621731.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 359


Abstract : This capstone report describes the expected mine countermeasures (MCM) performance of the Avenger class MCM ship (MCM 1), landing helicopter deck (LHD) support ship, and MH-53E helicopter legacy systems and Increment 1 of the littoral combat ship (LCS) and MH-60S helicopter future systems. The study focused on two measures of effectiveness (MOEs): area coverage rate sustained (ACRS) and percent clearance of mines. The systems engineering (SE) approach used to address stakeholder needs identified foundational requirements and developed functional and physical architectures for simulation in conducting the comparative technical analysis. A design of experiments (DOE) methodology was used to determine which factors have the greatest influence on the MOEs. The significant factors values were varied to develop a set of recommended improvements to the future MCM systems. The study found that maintaining a constant search speed of 10 knots, improving the stream and recover time to 15 minutes, and improving the sortie time to 24 hours for the remote minehunting system (RMS) would provide a future ACRS performance greater than that provided by the legacy systems. When factoring in risk and operating and sustainment (O&S) costs, the future capability and recommended improvements provide better performance per cost than the legacy capability.


Descriptors :   *COUNTERMEASURES , *MINE WARFARE , ARCHITECTURE , AREA COVERAGE , COSTS , HELICOPTERS , LANDING , LITTORAL ZONES , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , METHODOLOGY , MINE COUNTERMEASURES , MINE DETECTION , MINE HUNTING , MISSIONS , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , RATES , REMOTE DETECTION , REMOTE SYSTEMS , REQUIREMENTS , RISK , SEARCHING , SHIPS , SIMULATION , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , THESES


Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE