Accession Number:

ADA621731

Title:

Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to Compare Legacy and Future Forces in Mine Warfare (MIW) Missions

Descriptive Note:

Capstone project rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2014-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

359.0

Abstract:

This capstone report describes the expected mine countermeasures MCM performance of the Avenger class MCM ship MCM 1, landing helicopter deck LHD support ship, and MH-53E helicopter legacy systems and Increment 1 of the littoral combat ship LCS and MH-60S helicopter future systems. The study focused on two measures of effectiveness MOEs area coverage rate sustained ACRS and percent clearance of mines. The systems engineering SE approach used to address stakeholder needs identified foundational requirements and developed functional and physical architectures for simulation in conducting the comparative technical analysis. A design of experiments DOE methodology was used to determine which factors have the greatest influence on the MOEs. The significant factors values were varied to develop a set of recommended improvements to the future MCM systems. The study found that maintaining a constant search speed of 10 knots, improving the stream and recover time to 15 minutes, and improving the sortie time to 24 hours for the remote minehunting system RMS would provide a future ACRS performance greater than that provided by the legacy systems. When factoring in risk and operating and sustainment OS costs, the future capability and recommended improvements provide better performance per cost than the legacy capability.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE