Accession Number : ADA578487


Title :   Estimating Production Cost While Linking Combat Systems and Ship Design


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Lineberry, Jeffrey


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a578487.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 83


Abstract : In a Naval International Cooperative Opportunities in Science & Technology Program (NICOP) initiative, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is investigating whether an emphasis on the utilization of computer simulation and combat modeling will achieve a warship design that effectively links the combat system and the ship design. A success in this effort will result in an enhancement to the ship's combat mission effectiveness while providing real-time estimates of the associated production cost. This thesis addresses the cost estimation portion of the various models and simulations associated with the NICOP initiative, with a focus on Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). This thesis identifies the historical and current ship production costs of OPVs that are used for various combat missions. This study supports the NICOP initiative by providing a foundation for further investigation into the framework necessary to provide more accurate cost estimates. This is accomplished within the trade space of the naval architecture developed through the application of Model Based System Engineering (MBSE). The development of a cost model for the NICOP initiative is used as a framework to explain the cost estimating approach process for future MBSE designs. The model is then used to compare to the base model developed by the Italians.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , *SHIPS , NAVAL ARCHITECTURE , NAVAL VESSELS(COMBATANT) , PATROL CRAFT , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Marine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE