Investigation of Facility Requirements for the Test and Evaluation of Shipboard Nuclear Weapon Security Systems.
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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A study was conducted to investigate the suitability of existing facilities to support operational environmental testing of nuclear weapons security systems prior to shipboard deployment of the systems. In this context, security systems are comprised of hardware components, operational procedures, and security force personnel. The desired functional objectives of the facility are 1 provide test and evaluation capabilities for shipboard security systems 2 provide the capability to perform realistic intruder penetration trails and 3 provide the capability to develop and validate security system operational procedures. The investigation included an analysis to determine operational environmental testing requirements applicable to shipboard security systems a survey of existing test facilities to identify capabilities and availabilities and an analysis of military construction programming options in the event construction of a new facility is necessary. Principal simulation capabilities required of the facility involve shipboard operational factors which significantly affect the operability and reliability of security systems. These factors are shipboard compartments and weather deck areas shipboard equipment and interface characteristics and shipboards environmental effects. No suitable existing facility was identified that could support this range of operational environmental testing.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods