Accession Number:

ADA156953

Title:

Measuring Capability of Surface Combatants.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

Surface combatants represent a significant challenge for capability measurement since they are large weapon systems composed of numerous subsystems, many of which are designed for different purposes. Measuring overall warfare capability of surface combatants is the purpose of this thesis. Surface combatants chosen were those displacing more than 1000 tons, in the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the Soviet Pacific Fleet. The method used involves measuring some ship and system capabilities directly by the constant sum method, and finding a functional relationship between ship capability and ship characteristics, by multiple regression. Keywords Overall system capability Functional relationship Constant sum scaling method Warfare capability Surface combatant Multiple regression. Naval vessels Combatant

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Marine Engineering
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE