Selection of Optimal Air Independent Propulsion System using Forced Decision Matrix

  • R. Raajiv Menon Department of Research and Development, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun - 248 007
  • Rajagopalan Vijayakumar Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 600 036
  • Jitendra Kumar Pandey Department of Research and Development, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun - 248 007
Keywords: Forced decision matrix, Multi-attribute utility theory, Decision analysis, Air independent propulsion

Abstract

A project management decision tool viz., forced decision matrix (FDM) is implemented in this paper towards identification of a suitable optimal air independent propulsion (AIP) system for submerged vehicles. FDM is utilised in order to handle the trade-off from amongst multiple propulsion technologies. FDM is based on multi-attribute utility theory used extensively in decision analysis situations involving persuasive multiple alternatives. The efficiency and effectiveness of this methodology to tackle complex solutions is elaborated in this paper with appropriate calculations. A rational decision-making procedure is evolved using the FDM in order to select the best suited AIP technology for a submerged vehicle. It is inferred that FDM is an effective and potential tool towards identification of best suitable solution in a multi-option environment.

Author Biographies

R. Raajiv Menon, Department of Research and Development, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun - 248 007

Cdr R. Raajiv Menon obtained his BTech (EEE) from Naval College of Engineering, Lonavla and MTech (Renewable Energy) from DAVV, Indore. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun. His areas of research includes underwater propulsion, sub-launched aerial vehicles. 

Rajagopalan Vijayakumar, Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 600 036

Dr R. Vijayakumar is a graduate of Naval Architecture from the Cochin University of Science and Technology. MTech in Ocean Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Presently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. He has published papers in 21 international conferences. 

Jitendra Kumar Pandey, Department of Research and Development, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun - 248 007

Dr Jitendra Kumar Pandey is working as Associate Dean Research in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. His research areas include the use of nano-material or various energy applications. Dr. Pandey received Brain Korea 21 Fellowship, in South Korea, Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Japan and worked in Max Planck Institute of Colloid and Interfaces, Golm, Postdoc, Germany. 

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Published
2020-02-10
How to Cite
Menon, R., Vijayakumar, R., & Pandey, J. (2020). Selection of Optimal Air Independent Propulsion System using Forced Decision Matrix. Defence Science Journal, 70(1), 103-109. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.70.13678
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Naval Systems