DC-ARM Final Demonstration Report
Final rept. Oct 2000-Sep 2001
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The report documents the findings of a real-scale experimental study designed to determine the technologies and damage control DC doctrine that should be followed to enable major DC manning reductions on future surface combatants. The experiments consisted of a series of real-scale fire tests and technology demonstrations onboard the Navys full-scale control RDTE facility, ex-USS Shadwell LSD-15. The damage scenarios consisted of peacetime tests that represented small, but growing fire events and wartime scenario that represented the damage expected from the detonation of a medium-sized warhead. Radically reduced DC manning concepts that leap-ahead DC system technologies were exercised with Fleet users during this real-scale shipboard study. The study demonstrated that the DC manpower requirements on a modern destroyer-type ship could be significantly reduced from its present manning level of 105 to 45 people with the proper integration of DC system automation and improved DC doctrine organization and procedures.
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