A method to quantify shortfalls and cost benefits for the MO 2015 ASW advanced concepts study
An ASW Advanced Concepts Study (ACS) has been initiated as part of Phase 2 of NATO Study, "Implications of New Technology for Maritime Operations in 2015". In this paper, a method to assess ASW search operations is described for use during the study, which will allow various sensor/platform options to be examined in a consistent manner. The method avoids the necessity to cany out detailed modeling of ASW tactics and threat behavior which is very difficult to predict. It provides a means of examining the synergy between different sensor systems in covering the entire threat submarine operating envelope. It also includes system platform cost benefit analysis and resource optimization using Integer Programming techniques. Presently the algorithms and the computer program that were developed to demonstrate the methodology are being expanded to include several options that are presented in this paper. The enhanced computer program will be used extensively for the analyses required during the ASW Advanced Concepts Study.
Verhoeff, Eric Jan;