Accession Number:

ADA620713

Title:

Meeting the Challenge of Installing Canes During New Ship Construction on LPD 28

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The budget to build ships and modernize and sustain the C4I systems installed is limited. Lead times for contracting are long, while technology changes rapidly after contract award. The shipboard C4I network examined in this thesis typifies this dichotomy. The challenge is to provide the latest shipboard network that meets the C4I capability needs of the warfighter at ship delivery, while at the same time supporting the shipbuilder s need for Government Furnished Information GFI and Government Furnished Equipment GFE supporting the Ship Construction schedule. This thesis analyzes whether to install the legacy Shipboard Wide Area Network SWAN, where the GFI is firm, or install the newer Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise System CANES, where the GFI is evolving, on LPD 28 during New Ship Construction. Recommendations include implementation of the Design Budget Approach during New Ship Construction, use of the Systems Engineering SE V Method during C4I network system development to verify and validate warfighter requirements can be met, and a commitment to the GFE Program of Record POR C4I network solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE