Accession Number:

ADA257573

Title:

A Categorical Analysis of Weapon System Accuracy Trial (WSAT) Data

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

This thesis contains an analysis of the last five years of Antisubmarine Warfare ASW Weapon System Accuracy Trial WSAT data from both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleet. The analysis is conducted in an effort to provide recommendations to be applied toward future evolution of the ASW Test Program for surface ships. A statistical chi-square test is conducted on Fleet and Navy wide data to determine which ASW combat system material categories are most prone to degradation. Additionally, a critical examination of the existing WSAT data base is provided with an aim toward promoting future statistical analysis. Results of this thesis indicate that degradation to weapons delivery systems like torpedo tubes and ASROC launchers are statistically significant with respect to other material categories. The analysis also shows how the existing WSAT data base can easily be modified and adapted for further use to document inspections on existing ships as well as new construction ships with future material systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE