Tsunami: Maritime Threat Response Ship   [open pdf - 11MB]

This is a technical report from the Total Ship Systems Engineering project at the Naval Post Graduate School on the TSUNAMI: A Maritime Threat Response System. From the report: "Currently, no specifically designed system exists that provides a forward deployed option to board and search commercial traffic bound for the United States. With the increase in terrorist activity, the need for the United States to protect herself is evident and even paramount. One area of concern is the commercial traffic coming into various seaports of the United States. The desire to meet the potential adversary at the furthest point of attack and not impede the timeline of commercial traffic was the overarching objective for this project. This report describes the designed system of systems that meets the preferred requirements of self-protection for the United States by inbound commercial shipping traffic. The intent of not impeding commercial traffic is also met. Through the Total Ship Systems Engineering (TSSE) process, a system that is forward deployed, addresses multiple ports and combines the presence of smaller interceptors on board a mothership was designed. This report presents the overall architecture of the above system while it concentrates in more detail on the conceptual design aspects of the mothership. The report is produced in order to satisfy the capstone project requirements of the TSSE program at the Naval Postgraduate School."

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