The value of various new ship technologies and concepts can be assessed by determining whether they offer sufficient potential improvement for a ship. A technique called "sensitivity analysis" is used in this type of technology assessment. Changes in ship displacement, fuel requirements, recurring costs and operating costs are computed for a group of sixty technologies in order to illustrate the technique. A baseline destroyer and frigate are used as reference points. Based on the analysis, the technologies are ranked by their value in improving future ships. The criteria are those of affordability and performance. The parallel values of survivability and covertness are not within the scope of the paper, nor is there any attempt to assess the candidate technologies on the basis of military effectiveness.

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    Taylor, W. S.

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    • Rains, D A
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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 22p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655978
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM