Study Plan for SEAMOD Concept Investigation.
SYSTEMS CONSULTANTS INC WASHINGTON D C
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The SEAMOD concept envisions the development of Navy surface combatant ships consisting of relatively simple and austere platforms having payload and payload support items that are packaged into modular building blocks which would be built, checked out, and maintained under factory conditions could be installed readily in platforms for maximum effectiveness could permit simple exchanges of given types of payloads and may result in some simplification of the shipbuilding process. The SEAMOD concept is intended to facilitate the construction, modernization, and conversion of surface combatants by the development of discrete systems modules. The incentive for the modularization of combat systems has been found in various serious problems resulting from current ship design philosophy the disparity between platform life and the effective life of combat subsystems conversion of existing ships to accept combat system changes requires large expenditures of money and time present practice provides no reasonable means for factory or dockside check-out of the as installed configuration every ship conversion is essentially a new design, even among ships of the same class, because of system differences because of configuration differences, the training of the crew is different for every ship the central data processing concept makes it cumbersome to design and check-out systems made up of components from various manufacturers and lack of uniformity of interfaces limits equipment substitution without severe ship impact.
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