Inclusion of Tactical Considerations for System-of-Systems Optimization of Torpedoes
Frits, Andrew P.
Weston, Neil R.
Mavris, Dimitri N.
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In the current torpedo design process, torpedoes are often designed independently from the tactics with which they are employed. This serial design process, of first developing tactics, then designing the torpedo, then re-developing tactics leads to torpedo designs that are sub-optimal when viewed from the greater system-of-systems perspective. This paper looks at the effects that tactics have on the design of torpedoes. It proposes a new paradigm, of simultaneous tactics development and torpedo design, and looks at the implications of various tactics on the optimal design of torpedo systems.