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Title: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Converting WASP Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Steam Propulsion Plants to Hybrid Propulsion.
Authors: Joseph G Jablonski
Richard Rodriguez
Keywords: Personnel
Landing Helicopter Dock
Landing Helicopter Assault
Hybrid Propulsion
Steam Propulsion
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Efficiency Analysis
Navy Aviation
Naval Aviation
Analysis of Alternatives
Commercial Outsourcing
Special Studies
Department of Defense
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2020
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Cost Benefit Analysis
Abstract: he purpose of this thesis is to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of converting steam-powered propulsion plants on-board Wasp-Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) hulls 1 through 7 to hybrid propulsion. The objective of this research was to evaluate the net present value of conversion by weighing the cost-savings benefits of fuel savings, in-port utility consumption, and manpower against the cost of conversion. The results of the analysis conclude that LHDs 5 and 7 have a positive net present value; therefore, their conversion is recommended. LHD 6 can have a positive net present value with recommended complex overhaul schedule changes. Recommendations are made to maximize benefits to the Navy, considering potential changes in force structure and follow-on studies.
Description: Acquisition Management / Graduate Student Research
Appears in Collections:NPS Graduate Student Theses & Reports

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