ME3750 Platform Survivability

This course introduces the concepts and analytical tools used in designing and testing survivable combat platforms and weapon systems. The applications are to a broad range of platforms and weapons, including submarines, surface ships, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, cruise missiles, and satellites in a hostile (non-nuclear) environment. The technology for increasing survivability and the methodology for assessing the probability of surviving hostile environments are presented. Topics covered include: current and future threat descriptions; the mission/threat analysis; combat analysis of SEA, vulnerability reduction technology for the major systems and subsystems; susceptibility reduction concepts, including stealth; vulnerability, susceptibility, and survivability assessment; and trade-off methodology. PREREQUISITES: None.

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  • As Required