A Systems Approach to Naval Crewing Analysis – Coping with Complexity

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Authors
  1. Chow, R.
  2. Burke, R.
  3. Witzke, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
Crew size and composition has significant impacts on the total ownership costs and operational capabilities of naval platforms. To determine the rightsized crews early on in ship design, a systems approach to crewing analysis is required to cope with sources of complexity including: platform design, technologies, policies and procedures, and personnel. A decision support tool called Simulation for Crew Optimization and Risk Evaluation (SCORE) has been developed by DRDC and adopted by the Royal Canadian Navy to identify multiple factors relevant to crewing, define and document assumptions, vary and combine these assumptions to compare impact, and evolve the crew estimate as decisions are made and data become available throughout the design process. This systems approach to crewing analysis involves iteration between crew generation, crew validation, and options analysis.
Keywords
naval crewing
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-P117 — External Literature
Date of publication
20 May 2016
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
CA042532
CANDIS No
803787
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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