Platform Concepts Analysis,
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This report summarizes the preliminary design of a platform which will satisfy the functional requirements of FPO-1 missions. The proposed platform to be designed should be capable of transporting and deploying an array 30 x 30 x 60 weighing 12000 lbs in air in up to 6000 ft of water at a distance of up to 15 miles from shore retrieving the aforementioned array for repairs transporting and deploying up to 30000 ft of cable which is stored in a reel and provide space for transporting up to 20 miles of cable which is to be stored below deck retrieving and repairing the aforementioned cable providing support for divers etc. The report concludes that the engineering analysis shows that the proposed barge-like design is feasible and can carry out the specified mission satisfactorily. The author recommends that a similar investigation be done for a barge of the following dimensions L 138 B 35 D 11 and C sub b 0.80. This is so because of the expected improvement in seakeeping and structural design reduced beam.
- Marine Engineering