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Shipboard infrared search and track cost and operational effectiveness analysis
Author(s): Joseph E. Misanin
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Paper Abstract

The United States Navy lags most countries in the deployment of infrared sensors for ship defense. The need for shipboard electro-optic (EO) sensors was formally documented in a Department of Navy mission need statement (MNS), approved on 3 June 1992 by the Chief of Naval Operations. In response to this documented need, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition) [ASN (RD&A)] directed the conduct of a cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA). The COEA is the method used by the Department of Defense to analytically derive and assess capability alternatives that will satisfy the MNS. The COEA team was led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory and consisted of representatives from various military, technical, financial and business organizations. This paper describes the COEA process that was used to define and assess shipboard infrared and search and track (IRST) capability alternatives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218218
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Joseph E. Misanin, Dept. of Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2552:
Infrared Technology XXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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