The general systems engineering state-of-the-art has not been equal to the functional diversity of modern multi-mission warships, nor to the more complex system relationships that are characteristically involved in their design. Resultant dependence upon qualitative assessment of higher level relationships in warship definition and design has been and is a critial impediment to the Navy's corporate purposes, both in prosecuting its vital rebuilding campaign and in dealing with the technological pace of naval warfare. A design methodology development, first report during ASNE Day '74, has provided the basis for removing this impediment. The threshold criterion of system engineering, quantification and correlation of total system design objectives, can be satisfied for warship definition and design. Further, the basic elements of an exploitive system engineering practice have been developed sufficiently to confirm their validity. This work is interpreted in terms of the system engineering structure that can be expected to emerge; first, because it can be done, and second, because its payoffs are so urgently needed by the Navy.

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    • Paper presented on ASNE Day 1978, May 4-5, 1978, Washington, D.C.
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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Eckhart Jr, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Accession Number: 00173534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Naval Engineers Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM