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Impact of unmanned vehicles on naval ship design

Bucknall, RWG; Greig, AR; (2006) Impact of unmanned vehicles on naval ship design. In: Conference Proceedings of the WMTC.

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Abstract

This paper considers the impact of employing modern, sophisticated, unmanned vehicles on naval warships. The paper briefly reviews the different types of exisitng unmanned vehicles and how these are launched and recovered. Following this the main issues, opportunities and constraints that these vehicles have on the naval ship design process are discussed. To illustrate the issues clearly the conceptual design of a Littoral Multi-Mission Ship (LMS) able to deploy a range of unmanned technologies is presented. The LMS can be considered as a natural extension to the littoral combat ship (LCS) since the LMS has similar mission requirements to the LCS.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Impact of unmanned vehicles on naval ship design
Event:World Maritime Technology Conference
Location:London
Dates:2006-09
Keywords:Unmanned Vehicles, Naval ship design, Littoral Multi-Mission Ship
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Mechanical Engineering

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