Accession Number:

ADA230307

Title:

Measure of Effectiveness for Amphibious Ship Loading

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A critical factor in the success of an amphibious operation is how well the load plan supports the landing plan. The current manual system for ship load planning is time consuming and subject to error. A computer system currently under development by a contractor will decrease planning time and reduce mistakes by automating many details of the planning process. A method to assess the quality of load plans and make comparisons among them is also essential to improved planning. The scoring algorithm developed in this paper implements a measure of effectiveness MOE to make these comparisons by scoring a load plans ability to support the landing plan. The algorithm provides the ability to differentiate qualitatively among loads by computing penalty scores for the critical areas of equipment left behind, compartment location, and compartment access.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE